Barton Welcomes Wilson Writers for Victor R. Small Writers Series

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College will welcome Wilson writers Merry Simmons, a science fiction author and realtor; Willis Briley, a poet, playwright, freelance writer, film writer, director, and producer; and Lucien Stark, a novelist and educator, for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series this fall semester. The program is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., and will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus.  This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Simmons has a varied background, earning degrees in English from Southern Methodist University and then teaching English for 15 years until […]

Blessing of the Animals Service at Barton on Oct. 18

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WILSON, N.C. – Please join the Barton College community for a “Blessing of the Animals” service to be held on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 3 p.m.. There is no charge, and the surrounding community is invited to attend the service. Each year, on or around the date of the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, a number of churches mark the occasion by having a service of blessing of the animals. Theologically, its purpose is to testify to the sacredness of all of creation, to celebrate its richness and variety and, more specifically, to acknowledge the importance of animals, especially companion animals, to our own spiritual growth and development. […]

Barton College Sets the Bar For Campus Compassion

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WILSON, N.C. – Living in a world of 24-hour news, we are notified within moments of disasters occurring across the globe.  But with the technology of instant news, is there also a greater responsibility? Is it possible that today’s world requires us to be a people of response: coming together through a worldwide partnership to offer assistance in a multitude of forms to those affected by tragedies of natural and human catastrophes? Barton College welcomes the Reverend Amy Gopp, director of Week of Compassion, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, to share an update about recent worldwide relief efforts coordinated through the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The event will be held […]

Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series Features “The Role of Music in Religion in Appalachia”

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome Steve and Ruth Smith as the featured guests for the 2009 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series set for Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. The Smiths’ performance and lecture, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, will focus on “The Role of Music in Religion in Appalachia.”  This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Steve and Ruth Smith have been playing Celtic and Appalachian music together for over 30 years. For this year’s Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series event, the duo will perform and discuss Celtic influences […]

VIDEO: Barton Baseball Takes Part in Miracle League Game

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CARY, N.C. – Baseball, America’s pastime, is a joy to play for millions of young people around the world.  The Barton College baseball team witnessed that joy at a new and inspiring level in the eyes of the Miracle League players on Saturday, September 19. As our team piled into the bus early Saturday morning to take a trip to Cary, none of us knew exactly what was in store for the day ahead.  The Miracle League of the Triangle in Cary is a special baseball league designed to give children with disabilities the chance to be a part of a team and to play a sport loved by so […]

Barton Hosts “Take Back The Night” Event on Oct. 8

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WILSON, N.C. – Members of the Wilson community are invited to join Barton College faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night: Shatter the Silence, Stop the Violence,” scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8.  Co-sponsored by the Counseling Services Center at Barton College and the Wesley Shelter of Wilson, “Take Back The Night” is an annual program that raises awareness about domestic violence. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is encouraged to attend. On Thursday evening, participants will gather at 6 p.m. at the fountain in front of Hamlin Student Center for a Candlelight Vigil.  The vigil, protesting violence in homes and in […]

The Barton College / Wilson Symphony Orchestra Scheduled to Present “Symphony and Soul” on Oct. 8

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s fall signature dinner concert “Symphony and Soul” will open a spectacular 2009-2010 concert season on Thursday Oct. 8 with a delightful program of musical selections and food to warm the soul. Featured soloist Melvin Tunstall III will return to Wilson for an encore performance on the heels of his superb portrayal of Peter in the world premiere musical “Drift” by Jeremy Schonfeld and directed by Lauren Kennedy for the grand opening of the new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. Music director Mark N. Peterson will be conducting. The evening will begin with a wine and cheese reception […]

Novelist James Hall To Speak at the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library Fall Dinner

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WILSON, N.C. – Edgar Award winning author James W. Hall will be the featured speaker at the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library fall dinner scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 6. 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 the program at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted until Oct. 2.  Members of the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library may reserve tickets for $30 per person.  Table reservations must be for a total of eight persons. Please contact Cynthia Collins at 399-6503 or fohl@barton.edu […]

Domestic Interiors Featured in Double Painting Exhibit at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of two painting exhibitions for the month of October. Jennifer O’Connell’s “Familiar Places” exhibition and the “Hobson Pittman: At Home & Work” exhibition will be on display from September 27 to October 30. An opening reception for these exhibitions is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27, from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries located in Case Art Building. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. On Friday, Oct. 2, the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts (FOVA) will host a dinner and lecture featuring Massachusetts artist […]

Jaki Shelton Green Scheduled for Boone Southern Authors Series

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College will welcome poet Jaki Shelton Green as the featured speaker for the annual Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series.  The lecture will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m.  The program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Green was selected as the first North Carolina Piedmont Poet Laureate in 2008.  She received the Sam Ragan Award in 2007 and the North Carolina Award for Literature in 2003. Her publications include “breath of the song” (2005), “singing a tree into dance” (2003), “Conjure Blues” (1996), “Dead on […]