Barton Professor Served as Editor and Essayist for New Book

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(WILSON, N.C.) Rodney A. Werline, associate professor and the Marie and Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair of Religious Studies at Barton College, is one of three editors of a newly released volume of essays titled, “Seeking the Favor of God, Volume 2: The Development of Penitential Prayer in Second Temple Judaism” (Society of Biblical Literature, publisher). The essays developed out of sessions dedicated to the academic study of penitential prayers (prayers that confess sins and ask for forgiveness) in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and Early Judaism at the Annual Meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature from 2003–2005. The first volume of collected essays appeared in 2006. This second volume […]

Barton Prepares for the Christmas Season

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(WILSON, N.C.) The Lighting of the Luminaries, a long-standing tradition for the Barton College community, will usher in the Christmas season on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration. The celebration will begin with a festive candlelight dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m. Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 6 p.m. students will light over 1,500 luminaries across 32 acres of the main campus. Students, faculty, staff, friends of the College, and members of the community will gather on center […]

Barton College / Wilson Symphony Orchestra Scheduled to Perform November 18

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(WILSON, N.C.) The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present its Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. in Howard Chapel on the college campus. The orchestra, under the direction of conductor Mark N. Peterson, continues its 2007-2008 season in grand fashion featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Jeremy Thompson for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1.” Born in Dipper Harbour, New Brunswick, Dr. Thompson earned his doctorate in piano performance from the prestigious McGill University in Montreal where he studied with the renowned pianist Marina Mdivani. Dr. Thompson has a vast and varied repertoire of virtuosic piano music; however, he maintains a strong interest in contemporary Canadian composers. […]

William Powell Scheduled for Book Signing at Barton

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A book signing and reception for Dr. William S. Powell, editor of the Encyclopedia of North Carolina, will be held at Barton College on Thursday, Nov. 15. The event, sponsored by the Friends of Hackney Library, the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library, and the Wilson County Historical Association, will be held in the Willis N. Hackney Library from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The “Encyclopedia of North Carolina,” published by UNC Press (2006) in association with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, features over 2,000 entries on 1,360 […]

Intimate Strangers Opens At The Barton Art Galleries

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The Barton Art Galleries are proud to present Intimate Strangers, an exhibition of photographs from the collection of Allen G. Thomas, Jr., an art collector and native of Wilson. Intimate Strangers will open on Friday, Nov. 9, with a reception from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The exhibition will run until Friday, Dec. 7. When Thomas was first approached by the Barton Art Galleries to exhibit works from his collection, he proposed the idea of an exhibition of portrait photographs. “The title comes from the fact that I’m living with, in some cases, life size strangers all over my walls,” says Thomas. Each image in the exhibition offers and intimate […]

Theatre at Barton Presents The Taming of the Shrew

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Theatre at Barton’s fall production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew opens tonight in Howard Chapel at 8 p.m. The production, which runs through Sunday, has nightly shows Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m. and a matinee at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. respectively. Tickets will be sold at the door –adult admission $8 and student admission $5.

Barton Presents “Civil Rights and Social Change”

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Wilson, N.C. — Barton College will host the program “Civil Rights and Social Change — Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?” on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Hardy Alumni Hall. The event, featuring both morning and evening sessions, is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The morning session, which begins at 11 a.m., is titled “Journey to Selma.” Barton College students, who participated in a travel course to Selma, Ala., this past spring semester, will share their experiences, knowledge, and insight gained during this extraordinary journey into history and how this small town was central in the struggle for Civil […]

Barton College Celebrates Homecoming 2007 This Weekend

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WILSON, N.C. — It’s that time of the year! Autumn leaves and a crisp breeze will welcome alumni back to Barton College’s campus for Homecoming this weekend, and the schedule promises an array of events for young and old. Catch the Bulldog fever at Barton’s Homecoming Weekend, scheduled for Oct. 26-28. The weekend activities will begin with the Barton College Bulldog Club Superball Tournament, held at Wilson Country Club on Friday, Oct. 26. Golfers will hit the links at 1 p.m. But, if golf isn’t their thing, then alumni can check in at the Hospitality Tent on Friday afternoon beginning at 2 p.m. at the Centennial Alumni Bell Tower and […]