Barton Art Galleries Welcomes Alumni Artists Back To Campus

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Art Galleries are showcasing the work of alumni artists from across the United States in the latest fall exhibition of work on view through October 29. Instead of limiting the exhibition to graduates of the Art Department, the call for submissions went out to all college alumni. Alumni and friends of Barton College are invited to attend an artists’ reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Barton Art Galleries on Saturday, Oct. 27, as part of the Homecoming festivities on campus. There is no charge for the event, and the community is invited to attend. “We have looked forward to this opportunity […]

Barton Welcomes Historian Richard Gamble

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome historian Dr. Richard M. Gamble to campus on Monday, Oct. 8, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. The program, “The Great Tradition,” will begin at 7 p.m. There is no charge, and the community is invited to attend. As editor of “The Great Tradition – Classic Readings On What It Means To Be An Educated Human Being,” Dr. Gamble will speak about this anthology that reconstructs a centuries-long conversation about the goals, conditions, and ultimate value of true education. Spanning more than two millennia, from the ancient Greeks to contemporary writers, it includes substantial excerpts from more than sixty seminal writings […]

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 […]

Barton Recognized at ESPY Awards Ceremony

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Improbable, Come-From-Behind Division II Men’s Basketball Championship Win Propels Team Into National Spotlight. LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, July 11) In recognition of its improbable, come-from-behind victory in the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball, Barton College’s “Bulldogs” were widely applauded throughout ESPN’s prestigious ESPY Awards celebration. Nominated in the category of “Best Finish,” the Bulldogs were up against stiff competition for the award, including the Dodgers’ dramatic win over the Padres (baseball), Kevin Harvick’s win at the Daytona 500 (NASCAR), and race horse Curlin beating the Triple Crown-hopeful at this year’s Preakness (horse-racing). The category winner was the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Bulldogs were nominated for their dramatic rally in the final […]

Barton Up For ESPY Award

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WILSON, N.C. – Bulldog fans across the country have been online all day voting for Barton College in the “Best Finish” category of the 2007 ESPY awards. Electronic voting opened to the public today on the ESPN web site: The Barton College basketball team’s run to the National D-II Championship and All-American point guard Anthony Atkinson will be center stage on a national stage once again on Wednesday, July 15, at 9 p.m. The live awards program, to be held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif., will highlight the greatest worldwide athletic accomplishments of the past year.

Belanger to Speak at Barton’s 105th Commencement

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WILSON, N.C. — Some 253 seniors will participate in the 105th annual commencement exercises of Barton College, scheduled for Sunday, May 20 on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his fourth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Terrence L. Grimes, vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class. Alumnus Maurice Bélanger of Colon, Republic of Panama, will deliver the commencement address. He is the president of Panama Multiservices Corporation, a real estate services business, and a strategic alliance partner of Palmetto Realty. His company is dedicated to facilitating a seamless transition to the newcomers […]