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 […]

Wilson-Barton Partnership to honor Christy Proctor as Leadership Award Recipient on September 28

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WILSON, N.C. — August 2, 2017 — Wilson Business Leader Christy Proctor, a name synonymous with Chick-fil-A, will be honored at the thirteenth annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 28, on the campus of Barton College. The event, to be held on the East Campus Suites lawn across from Wilson Gymnasium, will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Wilson-Barton Partnership, 13 years strong, began out of Barton’s desire to further strengthen its relationship with its hometown community of Wilson. In 2004, the Wilson-Barton Partnership Steering Committee was born and in 2005, the committee proposed an annual business leadership award to demonstrate the partnership that exists between the College […]

“Design Flex 2030 — Rx for Change: The Flexible Biopharma Facility of the Future” Scheduled on September 25 at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — September 14, 2017 — On Monday, Sept. 25, the Wilson/Barton Think Tank will convene on the campus of Barton College to present its 3rd annual presentation for leaders in the Wilson community, focusing on “Design Flex 2030 — Rx for Change: The Flexible Biopharma Facility of the Future.” The distinguished presenters will include Pat McKee, senior vice president for McKinney Capital and Advisory Group; Ron Grossman, real estate advisor for Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation; Jim Robertson, Technical Director Facilities Integration, Fluor Enterprises, Inc.; and Wayne Young, project manager for Burns & McDonnell. This event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the Barton campus from 9:30 a.m. […]

Renowned Author, Sociologist, and Minister Tony Campolo to Speak at Barton on September 18

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WILSON, N.C. — August 17, 2017 — Long revered as a dynamic speaker with a compelling message that motivates young and older alike, Dr. Tony Campolo will bring his wit and wisdom to share with the Barton campus community on Monday, Sept. 18. His presentation, to be held in the newly renovated Howard Chapel on campus, is titled “Coming Together In A World That’s Falling Apart.” The program will begin at 7 p.m., and the community is invited to attend. There is no charge for the event. A book signing will follow the program, and books will be available for purchase. “Tony Campolo has long been one of my favorite modern day […]

Barton Welcomes the Honorable Albert S. Thomas, Jr. to Speak at Constitution Day on September 18

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WILSON, N.C. — Sept. 5, 2017 — In keeping with Barton College’s focus on bold leaders and thinkers, the Willis N. Hackney Library on campus is pleased to host the Honorable Albert S. Thomas, Jr., attorney and retired judge for the North Carolina Court of Appeals, as the featured speaker for its annual Constitution Day reception and program on Monday, Sept. 18. His presentation will address “The United States Constitution: Why the Debate Will Never End.” After the presentation, a question-and-answer period will conclude the program. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the Learning Commons on the first floor of the Willis N. Hackney Library. The reception will begin at […]

Barton Will Host Randall Kenan for Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series on September 11

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Photo credit: Miriam Berkley WILSON, N.C. —September 5, 2017 — Barton College will welcome Randall Kenan as the featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The event will be held on Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the College’s campus. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Kenan grew up in Chinquapin and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked on the editorial staff of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., and taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University, Duke University, University of […]

“Tracing Shadows” Exhibit by Artist Susan Fecho to Open on Sept. 7 in Barton Art Galleries

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An opening reception and lecture, featuring the artist, will be held Thursday, Sept. 7. Reception at 5 p.m.; Lecture at 6 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — August 17, 2017 — The beginning of a new academic year brings with it a new exhibition at the Barton Art Galleries. “Tracing Shadows,” featuring paintings, drawings and mixed-media works by artist and Barton art professor Susan Fecho will be on display beginning Thursday, Sept. 7, and will run through Thursday, Oct. 5. An opening reception and lecture, featuring the artist, will be held Thursday, Sept. 7. The reception will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6 p.m. This event is open […]

Author Brandon Sneed to Share His Story at Barton’s 116th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — August 17, 2016 — Barton alumnus Brandon Sneed, ’09, author of the recently released “Head in the Game: The Mental Engineering of the World’s Greatest Athletes,” will share his compelling story as the featured speaker for the 116th Opening Convocation. The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. A distinguished tradition at Barton College, Convocation signifies the official opening of the academic year, and provides a particularly meaningful milestone for freshmen as they are ushered into the Barton Experience. “We are delighted to welcome Brandon Sneed as the featured alumni speaker for Barton’s 116th Convocation,” said Dr. Gary Daynes, provost of the […]

Welcome, Barton Bulldogs!

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Barton College welcomes new and returning students to campus this weekend. WILSON, N.C. — August 11, 2017 — Our newest Bulldogs have arrived! Barton College welcomed a new class of freshmen and transfers to campus on Thursday, Aug. 10, as parents, grandparents, and siblings helped students move their favorite items from home to their residence halls on campus. Barton College’s Welcome Weekend extends over the course of four to five days as we welcome not only new freshmen and transfers but also the early return of student leaders and athletes, and upperclassmen later in this weekend. We will welcome approximately 300 new students this fall. New students have arrived on […]