Geographer Derek Alderman to Speak on Race, Place, and Memory on Dec. 6

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WILSON, N.C. – The Geography Program in the Department of History and Social Sciences at Barton College and the North Carolina Museum of the Coastal Plain are pleased to co-sponsor a lecture by Dr. Derek H. Alderman at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the North Carolina Museum of the Coastal Plain. Dr. Alderman’s lecture, titled “Race, Memory, and Place-Making: The Power of the Photograph,” will take place amidst Vaughn Sills’ stirring collection of photographs of African American folk gardens currently on display at the museum. Dr. Alderman is a professor of geography at East Carolina University (ECU) and a research fellow with ECU’s Center for Sustainable Tourism. He […]

Barton’s Lighting of the Luminaries Opens the Christmas Season on November 29

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WILSON, N.C. — The Lighting of the Luminaries, a long-standing tradition for the Barton College community, will usher in the Christmas season on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration. The celebration will begin with a candlelight dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m.  Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 4 p.m., students will begin lighting over 1,700 luminaries across 32 acres of the main campus, and at 6 p.m., students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the College, and members […]

Dr. Rodney A. Werline Named Editor of Distinguished Book Series for Society of Biblical Literature

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WILSON, N.C. — Dr. Rodney A. Werline, Marie and Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies and professor of religion at Barton College, has been named general editor of the “Early Judaism and Its Literature” series published by the Society of Biblical Literature. His term is effective immediately and will continue for a three-year period through 2014. This appointment is usually renewed for a second three-year term. “Dr. Werline’s selection for this role is a clear affirmation of the strong scholarship he has been conducting and reporting,” shared Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “His work enhances the national and international reputation of Barton College and provides our […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Perform at the First United Methodist Church on Nov. 20

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Patrick Kreeger featured performer WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony will present the dynamic local artist Patrick Kreeger in a “tour de force” concert on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the First United Methodist Church, 100 Green St. N. in Wilson. The performance, scheduled for 3 p.m., will feature Kreeger playing the virtuosic harpsichord part in J.S. Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No.5, the finale to Louis Vierne’s 5th Organ Symphony and the brilliant Concerto for Organ and Orchestra by Francis Poulenc. The Bach concerto will also feature Andrew Bonner and Alison Mossey playing the solo violin and flute parts, respectively. The orchestra will be conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson. […]

“Body of Work” by D.W. Mellor Opens in the Barton Art Galleries on November 13

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton Art Galleries will host the work of acclaimed photographer D.W. Mellor in an exhibition titled “Body of Work.” Mellor’s exhibition will be on display from November 13 to December 12. The opening reception for the exhibit is Sunday, Nov. 13, from 4 – 6 p.m. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. A magazine and fine-art photographer from Philadelphia (Bryn Mawr suburb), Pa., Mellor will present a lecture on his work immediately following the opening reception. The lecture is open only to members of the Barton Friends of Visual Arts. For membership, please call 252-399-6357, or […]

Theatre at Barton Presents Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll House” Nov. 10-13

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WILSON, N.C. — Dramatic realism, in its purest form, unfolds on stage as Theatre at Barton opens its 2011-2012 season with Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll House” on Nov. 10-13.  Evening performances in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College will be held Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 10-12, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. “In the latter part of the 19th century, a new sensibility was emerging in theatre circles,” shares Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at Barton.  “No longer would audiences be satisfied with bombastic storytelling and rhetoric; fading were the broad gestures and exaggerated expressions of melodramatic fare, as well […]