Barton College Gospel Choir to Perform on April 12

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College Gospel Choir will present its third annual concert on Saturday, April 12, in Hardy Alumni Hall at 3 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The concert theme, “Great Things,” is inspired by the scripture from Psalms 126:3 – “The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy.” Guest performers include the First Emmanuel Sanctuary Singers from Pittsburgh, Pa., who will join the Barton College Gospel Choir for several selections. The Barton Gospel Choir met the First Emmanuel Sanctuary Singers when they traveled to Pittsburgh in October 2007, […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day

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WILSON, N.C. — Join us Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Barton College’s Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center for the sixth Walking into April Poetry Day, sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society (NCPS), the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and Barton College. Featured poets are Pat Riviere-Seel and David Manning, with Lenard Moore as Eastern North Carolina’s Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet. Reading with Moore will be three student poets selected for this year’s series. Registration starts at 9:15 a.m., and the program begins at 9:45.Pat Riviere-Seel, the immediate past president of the North Carolina Poetry Society, teaches in the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNC-Asheville and is an associate editor of […]

Alumni Promote Gerontology Program

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WILSON, N.C. – Gerontology. Ask most people to define it, and they would probably describe it simply as the study of aging or the study of the elderly. To Amanda May, Kathy Greenwood, and Angela Hunter, it’s a great program of study and a field that will experience increasing demand as our population ages. The trio visited campus to participate in a panel discussion at the fifth annual Caregiver Education Conference on March 18. They took time out of the conference to discuss their experiences with Barton’s gerontology program and its impact on their work in the field. Amanda May, class of 2007, is the Alzheimer’s program coordinator for the […]

Campus Comments on Congressman’s Lecture

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WILSON, N.C. – “When I left that lecture, I was just completely amazed about how much we’re in debt and how much it affects us. It’s not going to affect their generation; but since we’re the newer generation coming along, it affects us more than anybody right now. I thought it was a good lecture, and I learned a lot.” That was how Barton freshman Cat Tippette summarized her reaction to the lecture given by 1968 Barton alumnus and United States Representative Walter Jones. The congressman from North Carolina’s 3rd District appeared on campus on March 24, to speak on “The Economic Future of America.” Covering topics such as the […]

Barton Hosts Medical Readers’ Theater Performance and Discussion

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome back the Readers Theater from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. On Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m., medical students from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University will present a public reading and discussion of Jay Baruch’s short story “Accident Room,” in the Hamlin Student Center Theater at Barton College. This presentation is open to the public at no charge and the community is invited to attend. Baruch is an Emergency Medicine physician from Rhode Island. “Accident Room” appears in Baruch’s 2007 book of short stories, “Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients, and Other Strangers.” “Accident Room” […]

The Importance of Giving Back

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WILSON, N.C. – “If you don’t give back as least as much as you took, — I mean, hello! — at some point in time there’s not anything here for anybody else.” For Eric Sellers, that’s not just a nice idea, it’s a way of life. The 1979 Barton graduate and Smithfield native serves on the Executive Committee of the Barton College Board of Trustees and chairs the Institutional Advancement Committee as well as the Black Box Theatre Committee, which is responsible for raising funds for the construction of Barton’s new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre. Recipient of the 2005 Barton College Alumni Achievement Award and former president of […]

Jones Addresses Economic Future of America During Barton Visit

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WILSON, N.C. – Please join Barton College students and faculty on Monday, March 24, as they welcome Third District Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC) to speak on “The Economic Future of America.” The lecture, sponsored by the Department of History and Social Sciences and the Political Science Honor Society, will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and a brief reception will immediately follow. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. A native of Farmville, Rep. Jones received his Bachelor of Science degree from Atlantic Christian College in 1968. And, in […]

Emerging Writers Series at Barton Scheduled March 10-11

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College Creative Writing Symposium presents the third annual Emerging Writers Series on Monday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 11 in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. The event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Dr. and Mrs. William M. Batchelor of Wilson have provided a four-year sponsorship for the Emerging Writers Series in the Department of English and Modern Languages that began in spring 2006. This annual gift brings new writers to campus to speak to students and members of the community and to encourage aspiring writers. This year’s featured writers include poet […]

Fifth Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled at Barton College on March 18

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Wilson, N.C. – “I love the description – caregiver,” shared Dr. Joseph D. Russell of Wilson during a recent interview. “I often hear people referred to as caretakers, but these people are truly caregivers.” And, caregivers are among the targeted audience for the fifth annual Caregiver Education Conference scheduled for Thursday, March 18, on the Barton College campus.The Gerontology Program of Barton College, the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging, the Kerr-Tar Regional Agency on Aging, Appalachian State University’s graduate program in Gerontology and Joseph Russell, MD, of Wilson have teamed up to sponsor this significant series of workshops and […]