President Emeritus Dr. James B. Hemby, Jr. — His Life Remembered

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Dr. James B. Hemby, Jr., President Emeritus of Barton College Barton College lost one of her favorite sons on Thursday, November 16, 2017, with the passing of Dr. James B. Hemby, Jr., President Emeritus of Barton College, at the age of 83. He leaves behind a legacy of service and leadership that can be matched by few in the College’s 115-year history. He was a gentleman of strong spirit and character, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and a faithful and dedicated servant of Barton College. Having served the College during a 40-year tenure under both its names of Atlantic Christian and Barton College, Dr. Hemby held a host of roles, […]

The Senior Art Exhibition Will Open in the Lula E. Rackley Gallery on Nov. 30

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Cover image — “Desert Dala,” an oil on wood painting by Kate Barnes WILSON, N.C. — November 16, 2017 — A thought-provoking and intriguing mixture of painting, graphic design, audio recording technology, and documentary is coming to the Lula E. Rackley Gallery in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus. The Senior Exhibition, spanning the program’s concentrations, will showcase the work of three graduating seniors, Kate Barnes, Shannon Casto, and Brandon Olivera, from the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts. Barton Art Galleries will host an opening reception for the Senior Exhibition on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4-6 p.m. Gallery Talks by each senior will begin at 5 p.m. […]

Thomas Pandolfi Returns to Perform With the Barton College/Wilson Symphony on Sunday, Nov. 19

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WILSON, N.C. — November 6, 2017 — Acclaimed American pianist Thomas Pandolfi returns to the Barton College stage to join the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra for its annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will feature Pandolfi performing Rachmaninoff’s beloved “Piano Concerto No. 2.” “It’s great to have Thomas back at Barton for this concert,” said Peterson. “Many people will remember his two previous concerts here. His performances were magnificent, and the audiences loved his dynamic encores.” The Orchestra’s performance selections also will include Edvard Grieg’s hauntingly beautiful “Peer Gynt Suite No.1.” […]

Robert Luddy Captivates Barton Audience At BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education Lecture

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WILSON, N.C. — November 6, 2017 — Entrepreneur Robert L. Luddy captivated a full-house audience in Hardy Alumni Hall at Barton College this past Thursday evening with his discussion of bold vision, persistence, and sweat equity. Luddy, the founder and president of CaptiveAire, the nation’s leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems, was the featured speaker for the College’s BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education Lecture. Luddy laid out an extraordinary plan for beginning a business, step by step, for Barton’s School of Business students in the audience. It’s not a journey for the faint-hearted, but it’s definitely a journey worth the steps for those choosing to boldly enter entrepreneurship. He views […]

Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series Focuses on 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on October 30

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WILSON, N.C. —October 24, 2017 — Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Bill Leonard, the James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Professor of Church History at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, as the featured speaker for the 2017 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series on Monday, Oct. 30, via webcast on campus. In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Dr. Leonard’s presentation will focus on “Luther and the Reformation: Captive to the Word.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. Enjoy Dr. Leonard’s live webcast in Hardy Alumni Hall presented in high definition with the facility’s newly installed dual screen […]

Barton College’s Tenth Annual “Day of Service” on October 18

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WILSON, N.C. — October 18, 2017 — Don’t be surprised to see a blur of gray t-shirts as Barton Bulldogs go zipping by on Wednesday morning, Oct. 18. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni in signature t-shirts headed out this morning to serve a multitude of local organizations during the College’s annual “Day of Service.” With more than 700 Barton participants signed up, students and professors at the College set aside books, and campus staff members and area alumni stepped away from desks, for the tenth annual “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community. Begun in 2008, this campus initiative supports Barton’s vision for its graduates to be […]

“Take Back The Night” Scheduled at Barton on Tuesday, October 17

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WILSON, N.C. — October 6, 2017 — Wilsonians and members of the surrounding communities are invited to join Barton College’s faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night: One Night, Never Silent, Ending Violence Together,” scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17. Co-sponsored by Barton College Student Health Services and the Wesley Shelter of Wilson, “Take Back The Night” is an annual program that raises awareness about domestic violence. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is encouraged to attend. That evening, participants will gather at 6 p.m. at the Aileen and Bill Parish Plaza at Howard Chapel. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton […]

Friends of Visual Arts Welcomes Artist-in-Residence James Everett Stanley for Series of October Art Events

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WILSON, N.C. —September 28, 2017 — October is shaping up to be a great month for art lovers, especially those with an interest in figurative painting. Barton College celebrates new Artist-in-Residence James Everett Stanley with a series of public events featuring the award-winning painter. His new exhibition, “Lands Seen and Unseen,” opens at the Barton Art Galleries on Thursday, Oct. 12, and runs through Tuesday, Nov 21. On Thursday, Oct. 12, the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host its annual FOVA Fall Lecture and Dinner. A wine and cheese reception with the artist will begin in the Barton Art Galleries at 5 p.m., followed by Stanley’s lecture at 6 […]

Barton College Expects a Large Turn-Out for Nursing Career Day on Sept. 26

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WILSON, N.C. — September 25, 2017 — One of the most highly anticipated career days on campus is Barton College’s annual Nursing Career Day. And, it returns this fall with its largest list of employers and graduate schools in the past 10 years. Twenty-five potential employers and graduate school recruiters will be on campus Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to meet nursing students and discuss their next steps after graduation. The focus of the Nursing Career Day is to introduce students to potential employers to learn more about the diversity of job offerings across the region and to meet graduate school recruiters to obtain specific details […]

Barton Climbs to #8 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Regional Colleges in the South

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WILSON, N.C. — September 13, 2017 — Barton continues to move up as U.S. News & World Report ranks Barton College at #8 as a 2018 Best Regional Colleges in the South. U.S. News & World Report also ranks Barton at #10 as a 2018 Best Value School in Regional Colleges of the South and at #3 in its 2018 Best Regional Colleges in the South for Veterans. The Princeton Review has also named Barton among the 2018 Best Colleges in the Southeast: Region by Region. Barton continues its upward climb in college rankings with U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 announcement, moving up five positions from last year’s #13 spot […]