Barton Reaches the Semi-Final Round in 2018 NCICU Ethics Bowl

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Photo, from left: Luke Miller, Tehira Nash, Dr. Hope Williams, Brandy Godwin, and Dr. Lucy Schultz. RALEIGH, N.C. — February 20, 2018 — Competing among 24 independent colleges and universities in the recent 2018 NCICU Ethics Bowl, Barton College was one of four teams to reach the semi-final round in the highly anticipated annual event held at the State Legislative Complex in Raleigh. With the topic “Ethics and the Future of Community,” more than 120 students navigated their debate with articulation and poise throughout the competition. With each team participating in four rounds, the four teams with the most wins (Barton College, Chowan University, Gardner-Webb University, and Salem College) met in […]

Barton Art Galleries Welcomes Elizabeth Perrill to Discuss Curating African Art at the N.C. Museum of Art on Monday, Feb. 26

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WILSON, N.C. — February 19, 2018 — Barton Art Galleries is pleased to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Perrill for the upcoming lecture “Curating an African Collection: Five Years at the North Carolina Museum of Art,” on Monday, Feb. 26. The event will be held at 6 p.m. in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. An art history professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Dr. Perrill will discuss her experience as the lead consulting curator for the museum’s new African art gallery. She began working with the North Carolina Museum […]

Eastern N.C. Career Alliance’s Career Fair for Barton Students and Alumni on Wednesday, Feb. 21

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WILSON, N.C. — February 14, 2018 — Barton College students and alumni interested in graduate school or future employment will not want to miss the upcoming Eastern North Carolina Career Alliance’s Career Fair scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Sponsored by the Office of Student Success at Barton College, transportation will be available if needed. Make your reservations by using the Career Fair Registration or by contacting careerservices@barton.edu. Students attending will have a chance to win one of three prizes, including two $50 Visa gift cards and one grand prize $250 Visa gift card. More than 100 organizations and […]

Tom Parham, Winning Tennis Coach, Author, and Bob Dylan Fan to Speak at Hackney Library on Feb. 6

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WILSON, N.C. — January 15, 2018 — Calling all tennis and Bob Dylan fans! On Tuesday, Feb. 6, Hackney Library and the Friends of Hackney Library will welcome coach, author, alumnus, and Dylan fan Tom Parham to present “Hartsock, Dylan, and 50 Years.” Parham’s conversational style, coupled with his charismatic personality, will frame his recollections of life as both student and coach at Atlantic Christian (now Barton College) and his passion for Bob Dylan and his music. The event will take place in Hackney Library’s Learning Commons on the campus of Barton College. A reception will open the event at 5 p.m., followed by Parham’s talk at 5:30 p.m. This program is open […]

Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for Fall Semester 2017

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WILSON, N.C. — February 5, 2018 — Barton College named 56 students to the President’s List and 293 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2017. President’s List students compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average; Dean’s List students achieved a grade point average of 3.3 or better on a four-point scale. President’s List, by hometown – Aulander — Ashley Lauren Burkett. Beulaville — Joshua Seth Russ. Castalia — Mollie LeAnn Murphy. Clayton — Kathie Chappell Smith. Dudley — Danielle Robin Terwilliger. Dunn — Jonathan Trent Fennell. Elgin, Ill. — Ellen Lauren Jayne. Elm City — Mary Kathryn Jones and June Hill Wheeler. Elsternwick, Australia — Charles Hyde III. […]

Barton’s Maureen O’Neill to Exhibit “Interior Veils” at Historic Blount-Bridgers House in Tarboro

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WILSON, N.C. — January 26, 2018 — “Interior Veils,” an exhibition featuring the latest works in pastels by artist Maureen O’Neill will be on view in the Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery at Tarboro’s historic Blount-Bridgers House from February 1 until March 16. Hosted by Edgecombe County Arts Council, the exhibition will open with a reception in the gallery on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. O’Neill, assistant professor of art in the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts and director of exhibitions and educational programming for the Barton Art Galleries, […]

Eighth Annual Celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day Planned for February 1st

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WILSON, N.C. — January 26, 2017 — Barton College’s Eighth Annual Celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day will be held on Thursday, Feb.1, in Hardy Alumni Hall on campus. Featured speakers will include Barton alumna Katie Wilkinson, Barton students Rachel Krueger and Riley Bane, Wilson Christian Academy’s Ashley Hartsfield, and Elm City Middle School’s Hannah Mosley. Play Fair, Play IX is the theme for the National Girls and Women in Sports Day for 2018 as determined by the Women’s Sports Foundation in partnership with the National Women’s Law Center and the President’s Council for Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, and Girls, Inc. This year’s theme focuses on celebrating the […]

2018 Marks the 40th Year for the Scholastic Art Awards for Eastern/Central N.C. Region at Barton College

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The National Scholastic Art Awards ceremony for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in Wilson Gymnasium on the campus of Barton College WILSON, N.C. — December 19, 2017 — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in Wilson Gymnasium. This marks the 40th year that Barton College has served as host and regional sponsor for the National Scholastic Art Awards for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region. The featured speaker for the awards ceremony is Bob Rankin. Following a reception for Gold Key […]

“Martin Luther King, An Interpretation,” Comes to the Kennedy Family Theatre Stage at Barton on January 16

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WILSON, N.C. — January 12, 2018 — Barton College is pleased to welcome playwright Ira Knight as he brings his acclaimed one-man production, “Martin Luther King, An Interpretation,” to the Kennedy Family Theatre stage at Barton College on Tuesday, January 16, at 7 p.m. There is no charge for the performance, and the community is invited to attend. The dramatic performance is described as an original, thought-provoking one-man interpretation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and work. The interpretation provides a unique lens to better view the human complexities of this minister and civil rights leader who committed his life’s work to generating monumental change across the country. Actor John Ivey […]

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Barton College Inducted 18 Students Into Alpha Chi Honor Society

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WILSON, N.C. —December 19, 2017 — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently welcomed 18 new members into the fold during the fall 2017 induction ceremony. Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or better in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes are eligible for induction. The minimum grade point average for this induction class was 3.65. Alpha Chi is a coeducational society whose purpose is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction.  Its name derives from the initial letters of the Greek words meaning truth […]