Craddock Discusses Relationship of Church and Higher Education

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Wilson, N.C. – Members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in North Carolina joined the Barton College community on Tuesday, April 29, as the College honored the institution’s historical ties with its founding church during the 2008 Founder’s Week celebration. The featured speaker for the luncheon program on Tuesday was minister, lecturer, and author Dr. Fred Craddock. Craddock, who examined the relationship of the church and higher education, said, “We’re here to reflect on the relationship of this school and other schools like it to the church. “Whatever gap there is, whatever distance there is between the church and the academy is not in the nature of the case. […]

Broadway Stars Break Ground for Black Box

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Wilson, N.C. – Broadway stars Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell joined with campus and community dignitaries on April 24, to break ground for the new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre. Granting more than just their names to the theatre, the husband and wife team hope to use their New York connections to bring fellow Broadway stars to Barton to enrich our students’ educational experiences. Seeking to enrich the learning experience of Barton’s theatre students, Campbell said that there are “plenty of directors and people we know” that could interact with the theatre program. Kennedy remembered her early exposure to theatre professionals such as Terry Mann while she was at […]

Students and Staff Help “Stop Hunger Now”

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton students and employees in conjunction with the Wilson Rotary Club joined forces with relief organization Stop Hunger Now to pack 10,000 meals for the world’s hungry on April 23. Hosted in Barton College’s Hardy Alumni Hall, assembly stations buzzed with activity and laughter as volunteers filled, weighed, sealed, and boxed the food. Periodically loud cheers punctuated the clamor as a gong sounded for every fifth box completed. Each box, containing 36 bags of food, provided enough for 216 meals. The food itself was a mix of rice, textured soy flour, dehydrated vegetables, and a chicken-flavored vegetarian powder. With an efficient assembly system and enthusiastic volunteers, the […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra Will Feature Oboe Concerto

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College/Wilson Symphony will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. in Howard Chapel on the Barton College campus. The orchestra, under the direction of Mark N. Peterson, will feature noted oboist Robert Burkett who will perform the “Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The orchestra will also play Brahms’ profoundly tuneful “Academic Festival Overture” and Franz Schubert’s sparkling “Symphony No. 7.” Burkett, a native of Virginia Beach, Va., and currently a Greenville resident, is the orchestra’s principal oboist and holder of the Jack and Daisy Wiggins Endowed Chair. He performs with several of the orchestras in […]

Barton Will Honor the Parish Family at May 1st Founder’s Day

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will celebrate Founder’s Day on Thursday, May 1. Among the day’s activities will be a campus community luncheon celebration honoring the College’s relationship with the William Parish family. Alumni and long-time supporters of the College, Aileen and Bill Parish and their two daughters, Tricia and Phyllis, will be recognized at the luncheon planned for members of the Barton College community and special guests beginning at 11:15 a.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. Longtime supporters of Barton College and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Parish family has provided alumni leadership for many years in addition to supporting its educational mission, and providing financial support. For […]

Campus Combats Hunger

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Wilson, N.C. – Members of the Barton College community will be packing meals on Wednesday, April 23, to help Stop Hunger Now feed hungry people around the world. Meeting in the multipurpose room of Hardy Alumni Hall, participants will work from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to reach their goal of 10,000 meals packed. This event provides a great opportunity for outreach, and campus groups are encouraged to participate. According to the website http://www.stophungernow.org, “Stop Hunger Now is a non-profit, international relief organization committed to ending hunger worldwide. Stop Hunger Now leads ongoing efforts to feed the hungry around the world by providing direct emergency food and other life-saving aid […]

Barton Breaks Ground for Black Box

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Wilson, N.C. – With golden shovels and upturned earth, the Barton campus and special invited guests will celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on Thursday, April 24, at 11:30 a.m. Named by former Barton trustee K. D. Kennedy, Jr., in honor of his daughter, Lauren Kennedy, and her husband, Alan Campbell, the black box theatre will provide a versatile space for Barton’s students to perform their craft. Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell will attend the event and provide special remarks. Both accomplished actors, they have performed on and off Broadway and provide Barton with a unique connection to the world of theatre. To learn […]

Barton College Welcomes Fred Craddock to Campus

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WILSON, N.C. – Members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in North Carolina are invited to join the Barton College community on Tuesday, April 29, as the College honors the institution’s historical ties with its founding church during the 2008 Founder’s Week celebration. The featured speaker for the luncheon program on Tuesday will be minister, lecturer, and author Dr. Fred Craddock, who will be examining the relationship of the Church and Higher Education. Reservations are required for this event. For additional information, please contact Frances Belcher at 252-399-6357.Schedule for the day: 10 a.m., Coffee and Conversation at the Welcome Tent 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Lunch and Presentation on […]

Barton College Students Among Phi Beta Lambda

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College’s Dawn Montoya, a junior from Wilson, was elected State President at the North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda 54th Annual State Leadership Conference held last weekend in Raleigh. Paola Marte, a junior from the Dominican Republic, received first-place honors in Financial Analysis and Decision Making, and the chapter’s Local Chapter Annual Business Report also garnered first place honors for the Barton delegation. Nine Gamma Gamma chapter members of Phi Beta Lambda at Barton College participated in the weekend’s competitive events and attended general sessions, regional meetings, and leadership seminars. Approximately 300 delegates representing 22 chapters across the state attended. First-place and second-place winners earned the right […]

Jeff Crow To Present Heritage Lecture in N.C. History At Barton

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College welcomes Dr. Jeffrey J. Crow, Deputy Secretary of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, on Tuesday, April 22, as the featured speaker for the 2008 Heritage Lecture in North Carolina History. “Thomas Settle, Jr., Reconstruction, and the Memory of the Civil War” will be the topic of his lecture to be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. Sponsored by the Barton College Heritage Committee and the Wilson County Historical Association, this event will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. “Settle was one of the founding members […]