Penland School of Crafts Director Jerry Jackson Will Be Featured Lecturer at Barton Art Galleries

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WILSON, N.C. – Please join the Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College for the upcoming fall lecture featuring Jerry Jackson, Deputy Director of Penland School of Crafts, on Tuesday, Nov. 2.  The event will be held in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building at 7 p.m.  There is no charge for the program, and the community is encouraged to attend.  Refreshments will be served. Jackson joined the Penland School of Crafts in July 2007 as the school’s deputy director. Prior to his tenure at Penland, he served as the chief curator and director of the Rocky Mount Arts Center at the Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences in […]

Barton Hosts Poetry Workshop Featuring Bill Griffin On Oct. 30

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Barton College is pleased to host the North Carolina Poetry Society’s Down East Fall Workshop on Oct. 30 in the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. Titled “Poet Naturalist/Naturalist Poet,” the workshop features poet and naturalist Bill Griffin. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration lasting from 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The cost of the workshop is $15 for NCPS members and $25 for non-members and includes lunch. For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Godwin, professor of English and director of the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center, at 252-399-6364 or email Bill Griffin lives in Elkin, N.C., where he is a rural family […]

Barton’s Third Annual Day of Service Scheduled For Wednesday, Oct. 20

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WILSON, N.C. – Don’t be surprised if you see a multitude of Barton “Bulldogs” in bright blue shirts around Wilson early Wednesday morning, Oct. 20.  With over 725 participants signed up, students and professors at Barton College will set aside books and campus staff members will step away from desks for Barton’s third annual “Day of Service” in the Wilson community. Begun in 2008, this campus initiative supports Barton’s vision for its graduates to be “well-prepared for life and for success in their chosen careers because they will possess a lifelong commitment to learning, service, and achievement.” “Through participation in these one-day projects, Barton hopes to provide its students with […]

Barton Hall of Fame Induction Set for Oct. 22

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Five new members will be inducted into the Barton College Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies on the campus Friday night, Oct. 22. The 29th induction ceremony will begin with a 7:15 reception in the Robert L. Dunn, Sr. Bulldog Club room inside Wilson Gymnasium and the banquet will be held in the adjacent Kennedy Recreation and Intramural Center (KRIC) at 8 p.m. Seating for the event is $20 each and must be reserved through Summer Brock, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, at or by phone at 252-399-6383. This year’s class includes two locals: Jody O’Neal (Class of 1997) and Ronda Bynum (’88). Former basketball standout Leonard “Speedy” Gainer (’79), track […]

Blessing of the Animals Service at Barton on Oct. 17

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WILSON, N.C. – Furry or feathered, large or small, pets and their families are invited to join the Barton College community for a “Blessing of the Animals” service to be held on Sunday, Oct. 17, 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 […]

Barton Presents the BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History on Oct. 19

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome renowned historian Dr. Sally G. McMillen, Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor of History at Davidson College, as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 19.  Dr. McMillen’s lecture will focus on “Seneca Falls and the Nineteenth Century Women’s Rights Movement.” Scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center, this program is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend.  This lectureship is endowed by BB&T, and the evening’s sponsors include the Department of History and Social Sciences at Barton College and […]

Phase I of Barton’s Bulldog Club Room Nears Completion; Phase II Fundraising Underway

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton Bulldog Club members have a surprise in store this upcoming basketball season. The Bulldog Club Room, located in Wilson Gymnasium, has been under renovation during the last few months, and Phase I of the renovation project is nearing completion. The renovated Bulldog Club Room will be named the Robert L. Dunn, Sr., Bulldog Club Room in memory the revered leader in Eastern North Carolina and longtime supporter of Barton College (then Atlantic Christian College) athletics. Barton College trustee Stuart Walston of Stuart Walston, Inc. has committed his time and talent to oversee the design of the new Bulldog Club Room that sports a new color scheme, new […]

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” Opens On Barton Stage Thursday, October 14

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WILSON, N.C. – Witches, ghosts, prophecy, and murder converge “upon the heath,” promising a spellbinding evening of theatre in October. On Thursday, Oct. 14, Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” will open on stage in Barton’s Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre with evening performances Thursday through Saturday, October 14-16, at 8 p.m., and Sunday afternoon, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. A special preview performance for invited guests will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 13. In recent years, Theatre at Barton has produced an incredible array of plays and musicals. New, contemporary American voices have been heard on stage alongside timeless masters from around the globe. Barton’s second season in the beautiful, new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre opened with Broadway star and […]

Contemporary Figurative Ceramics Exhibition Opens Sunday, Oct. 3, at the Barton Art Galleries

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the “Contemporary Figurative Ceramics” exhibition opening on Sunday, Oct 3, with a reception from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. This event is free to the public, and the community is invited to attend. Also on Barton Art Galleries’ schedule is Leslie Ferrin, noted ceramic author and co-owner of the Ferrin Gallery in Cummington, Mass., who will be the featured lecturer discussing figurative ceramics at the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 21.  For additional information about joining Friends of Visual Arts, contact Frances Belcher at 252-399-6357. Considering that works in this extraordinary exhibition focus on the […]

“Take Back The Night” Scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 5

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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 Tuesday, Oct. 5.  Co-sponsored by Barton College Student Health Services 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 Tuesday 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 schools, will […]