Barton Announces President’s List and Dean’s List for 2017 Spring Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — June 5, 2017 — Barton College named 88 students to the President’s List and 314 students to the Dean’s List for spring 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 —      Andover, N.J. — Marylynn Iwanowski.      Angier — Jacob Tyler Willis.      Archer Lodge — Jennifer Lee Jenkins.      Atlanta, Ga. — Angelica Maria Acevedo.      Bailey — Kimberly Ann Hennes and Brenda Faye Lucas.      Benson — Mary Catherine Sutherland.      Bunn — Kristy Clodfelter Bakke.      Camarillo, Calif. — Mariana Celene […]

A Heart for Traveling: Carol Ruwe

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by Giovanni Amado-Sanchez, 2017 Public Relations Intern Students and professionals, young in the workforce, often face great challenges as they step out of their comfort zones. At Barton, professors and staff often search for ways to introduce students to “new” and “different” experiences and opportunities to help prepare them for personal and professional life beyond college. Associate Professor Carol Ruwe has found that introducing students to completely different cultures by traveling abroad is an effective way to help students face unfamiliar situations with confidence and to help them gain new perspectives. Ruwe began teaching at Barton College (then Atlantic Christian College) in 1986. A full-time Associate Professor in the School […]

Kianna Jimenez’s Innovation and Excellence In Science Accent Her Barton Experience

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by Giovanni Amado-Sanchez, 2017 Public Relations Intern Beginning at a young age, students are encouraged to do well in school and attend college. Every hard-working student dreams of receiving an acceptance letter to the college of his or her choice. Some students choose to continue beyond the baccalaureate level and seek acceptance in master’s and doctorate programs. Such is the case with Barton College senior Kianna Jimenez, whose hard work has earned her acceptance into North Carolina State University’s doctorate program in chemistry. Jimenez enrolled at Barton College in the fall of 2013, selecting pre-engineering as her major. Her initial intention was to obtain an engineering degree from NCSU after […]

Ethics and Engagement: Essential Values for Barton’s Marcus Strath

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by Giovanni Amado-Sanchez, 2017 Public Relations Intern Ethics and engagement are essential values for the ideal Barton leader. Students at Barton are encouraged to pursue leadership and to actively seek ways to achieve greater understanding, insight, and life perspective. Such characteristics are passionately embraced by Barton College senior Marcus Strath. Strath enrolled at Barton in fall 2014, transferring from Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Mass. He held a satisfying management position prior to attending college, but then he decided to solidify his pre-existing skills and gain new ones by studying business administration at Bunker Hill Community College, before transferring and beginning his Barton Experience. During his junior year, he […]

Barton College Inducted Nine Students Into Alpha Chi Honor Society

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WILSON, N.C. — May 9, 2017 — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently welcomed nine new members into the fold during the spring 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 […]

Barton College’s 115th Commencement To Be Held On Saturday, May 13

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Commencement Exercises Scheduled for Saturday, May 13, at 1:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — May 8, 2017 — Endia Beal, assistant professor of art and director of the Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University, will be the featured speaker at the 115th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Saturday, May 13, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy will preside over his second commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present the 2017 Class of 277 undergraduate and graduate students. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed […]

Barton Welcomes Patrick Bizzaro for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Tuesday, April 18

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WILSON, N.C. —April 5, 2017 — Barton College will welcome author and poet Patrick Bizzaro for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Tuesday, April 18. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend. Patrick Bizzaro has published 11 books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently “Poems of the Manassas Battlefield” from Mount Olive College Press and “Interruptions” from Finishing Line Press. To Bizzaro’s credit are two critical studies of Fred Chappell’s poetry and fiction with LSU Press, a book on the pedagogy of […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 8

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WILSON, N.C. — March 9, 2017 — Make plans to attend the annual “Walking into April” Poetry Day to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 8, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. This year brings another distinguished group of poets to celebrate the written word in the spirit of Sam Ragan. Featured poets for the “Walking into April” morning sessions are Beth Copeland and Bruce Lader. The day will also feature Amber Flora Thomas, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina, and the Gilbert-Chappell student poets. “Walking into April” is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and funded by […]

Patricia Holliday and Nieimah Moore Delve Into Archival Exploration

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by Giovanni Amado-Sanchez, 2017 Public Relations Intern How do 21st century students learn about archival research? If they are fortunate, they will have an opportunity to delve into archives of some sort during their college experience. At Barton College, archival research on campus is just one of many research opportunities encouraged in a number of classes, including the Honors Program. Additionally, opportunities outside of the classroom exist for students to engage in even deeper archival study. A perfect example is Criminology & Criminal Justice and Business Administration majors Patricia Holliday and Nieimah Moore, respectively, who have participated in an eye-opening archival project through the work-study program in Hackney Library. Barton […]