Barton Professor James A. Clark Named to Regional Leadership Role

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WILSON, N.C. – Dr. James A. Clark, Elizabeth H. Jordan Chair of Southern Literature and professor of English at Barton College, was appointed 1st Vice President of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) for 2014. His leadership with SAMLA will continue in 2015 when he assumes the presidency for the professional organization. SAMLA is an organization of teachers, scholars, and graduate students dedicated to the advancement of literary and linguistic scholarship and teaching in the modern languages, and is one of the largest regional affiliates of the Modern Language Association of America, also known as the MLA. Founded in 1928, SAMLA is headquartered at Georgia State University in Atlanta, with […]

Barton’s Jim Clark and Fellow Band Members of “The Near Myths” Produce New CD “…and into the flow”

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WILSON, N.C. — “. . . and into the flow,” the third CD by The Near Myths, was released on July 29. Barton College’s Dr. Jim Clark, band member and de facto manager of the group, explains, “This CD will very likely be our last. More and more people download their music now, usually individual songs; the days of physical CDs with artwork and songs arranged for a particular effect are numbered.” The band has released two previous CDs:  “Wilson,” in 2005, and “Words to Burn” in 2008. All three CDs also feature the musicianship and technical expertise of Barton’s director of Audio Recording Technology Phil Valera, who recorded, mixed, and […]