Don Brown To Be Featured at Barton’s Friends of Hackney Library Fall Dinner

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WILSON, N.C. —Author and former Navy JAG officer Don Brown will be the featured speaker at Barton College’s Friends of Hackney Library fall dinner and lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The evening’s festivities, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and remarks at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner event are $30 per person with reservations accepted until September 27. Members of the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library may reserve tickets for $25 per person. Please contact Cynthia Collins at 399-6503 for reservations or additional information. A Washington County native, Brown received his Bachelor […]

Barton Showcases Faculty Art in the Galleries

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton Art Galleries at Barton College presents the “2007 Faculty Art Exhibition,” on view now through September 25th. This exhibition of work by Barton art faculty includes sculpture, installation art, painting, photography, and book art. A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20th from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Mark Gordon, associate professor of art, has included in his presentation of work some traditional wares, but he also is showcasing a temporary site-specific installation titled, “Drum.” The sculpture, which resembles a WWII beach fortification, is […]

Barton Welcomes Kevin McGuire for Constitution Day

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WILSON, N.C. — In celebration of Constitution Day 2007, the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library and the Wilson County Historical Association will co-sponsor a program on Monday, Sept. 17, featuring Dr. Kevin T. McGuire, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There is no charge for this event, and the community is invited to attend. The event will begin with a brief reception from 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on the first floor of the Willis N. Hackney Library. At 7 p.m., Dr. McGuire will present a lecture addressing constitutional issues, followed by a question-and-answer period. Dr. McGuire teaches […]

Davis-Gardner To Be Featured Speaker For Victor R. Small Writers Series At Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College welcomes Angela Davis-Gardner as the guest lecturer for the Victor R. Small Writers Series scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 12. The program will be held at 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center and is open to the public at no charge. The community is invited to attend. Angela Davis-Gardner’s latest novel, “Plum Wine” (2006), explores cultural divides, the collision between love and war, the legacy of Hiroshima, and America’s role in destroying innocent lives at the end of World War II and during the Vietnam War. Named a 2007 Kiriyama Prize Notable Book in Fiction, “Plum Wine” was a finalist for the […]

Werline Named Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — The Office of Academic Affairs at Barton College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rodney A. Werline as the inaugural Marie and Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies. “We are very fortunate to have Dr. Rodney Werline join our faculty,” said Dr. Terrence L. Grimes, vice president for academic affairs. “He brings to us a wealth of experience from his Disciples of Christ ministry and from his higher education teaching. The addition of his impressive credentials in scholarship and publications makes him an exemplar of the ideal faculty combination of scholarship, teaching, and service. We look forward to enjoying the many contributions that Rod […]