Barton Hosts Poetry Workshop Featuring Bill Griffin On Oct. 30

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Barton College is pleased to host the North Carolina Poetry Society’s Down East Fall Workshop on Oct. 30 in the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. Titled “Poet Naturalist/Naturalist Poet,” the workshop features poet and naturalist Bill Griffin. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration lasting from 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The cost of the workshop is $15 for NCPS members and $25 for non-members and includes lunch. For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Godwin, professor of English and director of the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center, at 252-399-6364 or email Bill Griffin lives in Elkin, N.C., where he is a rural family […]

Homecoming 2009 Welcomed A Record Crowd!

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The 2009 Homecoming Weekend welcomed a record 700 alumni to campus for a weekend of programs, sporting events, and activities. This is the largest Homecoming attendance in the history of the College, rivaling the College’s Centennial Celebration in 2002 with an attendance record of 750. Homecoming 2009 proved to be a weekend of celebrations that included new Barton College Athletic Hall of Famers: Allen Searson (1975), Will Flowers (1976), Teasha Murphy (1996) and Todd Bailess (1999), as well as the 2009 alumni award winners: Alumnus of the Year A.J. Walston (1958), Alumni Achievement Award winners: Bobby Bennett (1967), Steve Hart (1992), and Scott Cruikshank (1995), Young Alumnus of the Year […]

VIDEO: Barton Baseball Takes Part in Miracle League Game

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CARY, N.C. – Baseball, America’s pastime, is a joy to play for millions of young people around the world.  The Barton College baseball team witnessed that joy at a new and inspiring level in the eyes of the Miracle League players on Saturday, September 19. As our team piled into the bus early Saturday morning to take a trip to Cary, none of us knew exactly what was in store for the day ahead.  The Miracle League of the Triangle in Cary is a special baseball league designed to give children with disabilities the chance to be a part of a team and to play a sport loved by so […]

Domestic Interiors Featured in Double Painting Exhibit at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of two painting exhibitions for the month of October. Jennifer O’Connell’s “Familiar Places” exhibition and the “Hobson Pittman: At Home & Work” exhibition will be on display from September 27 to October 30. An opening reception for these exhibitions is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27, from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries located in Case Art Building. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. On Friday, Oct. 2, the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts (FOVA) will host a dinner and lecture featuring Massachusetts artist […]

Barton Remembers the Fallen, Honors our Heroes

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WILSON, N.C. – The stately colors of the United States stood at half-staff across America on Friday in remembrance of the horror of September 11, 2001. With flames and destruction, that terrible Tuesday roared to the world the hideous reality of human depravity; but, like a crucible, that day also revealed the golden gleam of heroism, as the world witnessed America’s first responders jeopardizing their own safety to save others. To honor Wilson’s first responders and show gratitude for their continual service to the Wilson community, Barton College’s Volunteer Services Organization held a ceremony of remembrance this September 11 at noon by the Hamlin Student Center fountain. As the College […]

[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 […]

Barton Community Helps Hope Station

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WILSON, N.C. – As faculty and staff returned to Barton College on Monday, Aug. 17, to  prepare for the start of a new academic year, they brought more with them than the expected pencils and planners.  Packages of non-perishable food items piled up as the Barton community answered Hope Station’s call for help. Hope Station, an interfaith community agency located in Wilson, placed ads in “The Wilson Times,” asking for food donations to replenish their nearly exhausted supply.  Luann Clark, administrative assistant to the vice president for administration and finance, read the notices and was moved to respond.  Clark emailed the campus community and asked them to bring items to […]

Barton Counts Down to Freshman Orientation

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WILSON, N.C. – Freshmen, the countdown has begun for Summer Orientation at Barton College! With the first of two sessions beginning June 23, Summer Orientation will prepare you for the start of your academic career as a Bulldog. Session I takes place June 23-24, and Session II closes out the week on June 26-27. Although they take place on different dates, both sessions are identical in structure. On your first day, you’ll meet your admissions counselor and other students from your geographical area. President Norval Kneten and Vice President for Student Affairs George Solan will extend their official welcome to you in Howard Chapel. Next, you’ll meet your Orientation Leader […]

Founders’ Day: Celebrating the Era of World War II

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WILSON, N.C. – Traveling back in time on May 1, Barton College honored the faculty, staff, and students of the 1940s with “Founders’ Day 2009: Celebrating the Era of World War II.” A memorabilia tent on center campus greeted guests as they arrived, and newspaper clippings and yearbooks from the World War II period brought back memories of bygone days. Junior Deese, a World War II collector and parent of Barton senior Ben Deese, displayed his collection of German and American ordnance, including a flamethrower and a Willy jeep. At noon, “Reveille,” played by Jim Bradshaw of the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra, called attendees to assemble in the large pavilion […]

Barton Men Exit Regional Semifinals 77-61

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AUGUSTA, GA – With a big sheriff patrolling the paint for Augusta State, the Barton College Bulldogs fired blanks all too often Sunday night and saw their season end with a 77-61 loss to the nationally fourth-ranked Jaguars in the NCAA D-II Men’s Basketball Southeast Regional semifinals in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The ice-cold Bulldogs, seeded fifth, had no answer for 7-foot, 300-pound ASU center Garret Siler, mainly because they couldn’t buy a basket. Barton hit just 22-of-67 shots for 32.8 percent, including 4-of-19 (21.1 percent) from 3-point range, and again struggled from the foul line, where it converted 13-of-23 for 56.5 percent. Since going inside was no option against Siler, without […]