“Generation Digital Y” Opens in the Barton Art Galleries on April 5

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton Art Galleries are proud to present “Generation Digital Y,” an exhibition of designs and photographs by the 2008 graduating Barton art students. “Generation Digital Y” will open on April 5, with a reception from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The exhibition will run until Friday, May 9. Work by Marcos E. Alices-Kinch of Fayetteville will be on view in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery. Included in his presentation are designs, point-of-purchase billboard, posters, publication, t-shirt designs and paintings focusing on a marketing campaign named “Turn off the Radio.” […]

N.C. Secretary of State to Speak at Barton’s Fifth Annual Habitat For Humanity Benefit

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Wilson, N.C. – North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall will be the featured speaker at Barton College’s fifth annual Habitat for Humanity Spring Benefit to be held on Tuesday, April 15. The benefit, sponsored by the Habitat for Humanity student chapter, promises to be an evening of food and celebration as guests have an opportunity to recognize the work of Habitat for Humanity in the Wilson community. Tickets are $30 per person. The evening’s activities will begin at 6 p.m. with a silent auction held during a wine and cheese reception in the Multipurpose Room, located on the lower level of Hardy Alumni Hall. At 7:15 p.m., guests […]

Clinton Visit To Barton Set For Saturday

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WILSON, N.C. — While Barton College does not endorse any political candidate or platform, it is an honor for the campus to be chosen as a host for President Bill Clinton’s upcoming visit to Wilson on Saturday. Please join the Barton community to witness firsthand America’s democratic process in action. As the presidential election process evolves in the coming months to what promises to be an historical event, Barton welcomes this visit and the possibility of visits from the other presidential campaigns. To make accessibility to the Barton campus as convenient as possible for visitors on Saturday, please note the following arrangements: Time of the event: Doors will open for […]

President Bill Clinton To Speak At Barton

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The Clinton Campaign notified Barton College on Tuesday evening, that our campus has been selected as the host site for President Bill Clinton’s visit to Wilson on Saturday, April 12,2008. The Solutions for America event, scheduled for Saturday on Center Campus, will be open to the public beginning at 11:30 a.m. President Clinton is returning to North Carolina this week for appearances on Friday in Roanoke Rapids and Rocky Mount and on Saturday in Greenville and Wilson. END

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 […]