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Barton ranks high in U.S News and World Report college rankings

    By ZACH HILL / Co-Editor | Photograph by DEBBIE HERRERA                In the U.S News and World Report annual college rankings, Barton College has once again placed among the highest-ranked schools in the nation. A press release on Sept. 22 revealed the college placed ninth in the Best Undergraduate Teaching and ninth in […]

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Abby Wade: the daily life of an art student and soccer player

By JONATHAN MOSS She wakes up at 7:30 a.m. to the sound of her phone alarm ringing through her ears. She knows she has a long Thursday filled with art classes ahead of her as she puts on her clothes that she laid out the night before. Only a step or two away, she walks […]

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Barton College commencement will go on

By K.J. ASKEW After long deliberation, Barton college has decided to continue with it’s planning of providing the students with a commencement ceremony. However, it will be held at a later date. Students were informed of the college’s commencement plans through a letter from the president of the college, Douglas Searcy: “Commencement will be postponed […]

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Prof. Phil Valera retires after building audio tech program

By NICHOLAS LEEK Mass Communications Professor Philip Valera will be leaving Barton College at the end of this academic year. He teaches Audio Recording Technologies. At age 67 and after completing 19 years of teaching at the college, he will be retiring. Valera is a Massachusetts native who had lived in Lakeland, Florida, prior to […]

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Barton classes move online after COVID warnings

By DEBBIE HERRERA The World Health Organization has officially declared COVID-19, commonly known as the Coronavirus, a Pandemic as of March 11. As of March 16, the United States has over 1,600 confirmed cases and 41 people have died according to the CDC. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has declared a State of Emergency as […]

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In wake of Hurricane Florence, Barton classes to resume Wed., Sept. 19

September 15, 2018 –  Barton College will resume a normal class schedule beginning Wednesday, September 19, at 8 a.m. The College will need to add extra class sessions for the Tuesday classes at the end of the semester. Faculty will adjust their syllabi to make sure that students complete all necessary course work this semester. […]

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In preparation for and during the Hurricane Florence

September 13, 2018 – Even as Barton’s Emergency Response Team continues to closely monitor Hurricane Florence and the updated storm track models, the College is preparing to welcome students back to campus and to classes as soon as possible following the storm. Campus preparations have been carried out this week with great efficiency and care […]

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Interfaith Youth Core Founder Eboo Patel to Speak at Barton on September 25

September 11, 2018 — Barton College is excited to welcome Dr. Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, as the featured speaker for its inaugural Interfaith Leadership Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The topic of his lecture will be “Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise.”  Dr. Patel recognizes America as […]

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Greek organizations host first fall semester cookout

Students playing corn hole at the Greek cookout. | Contributed Photo Septemebr 11, 2018 – Barton College fraternities and sororities hosted a cookout, which seemed to be one of the more popular activities on campus this week. Students interested in Greek life filled center campus Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the annual all Greek cookout. The […]

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“Becoming bold” theme takes over fall program

September 11, 2018 – Every year the Barton Office of Student Success looks for new ways to improve academic performance on campus, and this year is all about “becoming bold.” This fall program will include any resources and events to learn about bold community, academics, engagement and careers. Each of the segments have different activities […]

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