Theatre at Barton to Stage “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” Nov. 8-11

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WILSON, N.C. — Roaring laughter will fill the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College from November 8-11 as Theatre at Barton performs “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” a contemporary comedy by Oscar, Emmy, and Golden-Globe winning writer, Alan Ball. Set during an elaborate wedding at the bride’s home in Knoxville, Tenn., the five bridesmaids find refuge in the room of Meredith, the sister of the bride. Outrageous stories and experiences are disclosed, resolution and bonding ensues, but along the way, the breakdowns and hilarity will leave the audience in stitches. This is the first time Theatre at Barton has performed a “contemporary, realistic comedy,” but producer […]

Art and Decorative Arts Appraisal Day with J. Chris Wilson at the Barton Art Galleries on Nov. 6

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton Art Galleries will host an Art and Decorative Arts Appraisal Day with artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will be held in Case Art Building on the Barton campus and is open to the public at no charge. The community is invited to participate. “This is a continuation of community service that I have provided to the region for many years, mainly through referrals from the regional arts councils,” shared Wilson. “Members of the community may bring in any object of art or decorative arts (limit three items per person) to be examined, and I […]

Tim Madigan, Author of “I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers,” Returns to Barton for Book Signing on Thursday, Nov. 1

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s Friends of Hackney Library will welcome the return of journalist and author Tim Madigan to campus on Thursday, Nov. 1, for a book signing in Hackney Library from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to promote the recent release of the second edition of his 2006 book, “I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers.” This latest edition, copies of which will be available for purchase at the event, features a new afterword by the author and is in paperback format. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. At the book […]

Substance Abuse and Addiction Counselor Cheryl Gentile to Speak at Barton on Nov. 7

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WILSON, N.C. — “Like It, Love It, Got To Have It: The Ins and Outs of Addiction” is the title of the upcoming psychology lecture by Cheryl Gentile, Coordinator of Substance Abuse Services at Vidant Medical Center, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Barton College. Sponsored by the Department of Psychology, in collaboration with the Psychology Club, the event will be held at 6 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. The lecture is open to the public at no charge. The community is invited to attend. As Coordinator of Substance Abuse Services at Vidant Medical Center, Gentile provides assessments, diagnosis, and brief intervention, as well as group […]

Barton’s True Blue Invites Wilson To “Think Pink! Fight Like a Bulldog!” Event on Tuesday, Oct. 30

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WILSON, N.C. — “Think Pink! Fight Like a Bulldog!”  That’s the cheer on Barton’s campus as the Barton College Association of Nursing Students (BCANS) raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research on campus and throughout the Wilson community. BCANS will host the fourth annual “Think Pink! Fight Like a Bulldog!” event at Barton on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 11:15 a.m. until 2 p.m. on center campus. The community is invited to participate. A variety of activities have been planned to help raise awareness and funds for the event. The Cornhole Tournament will begin at 11:15 a.m. Teams of two may enter at $2 per team. Winners of each game will be […]

Barton Welcomes Linda Beatrice Brown on Oct. 23 For Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist Linda Beatrice Brown for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series’ Fall Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m.  The lecture 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. Dr. Brown has published three novels: “Rainbow ’Roun Mah Shoulder,” “Crossing Over Jordan,” and “Black Angels,” a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books selection for 2009. “Black Angels,” her first book for young readers, tells the story of three orphans finding a way to survive […]

Art Faculty Showcase Their Talent In Exhibit At Barton Art Galleries

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A gallery reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5-7 p.m. The fall exhibition will run through Friday, Nov. 2. WILSON, N.C., — Now on view in the Barton Art Galleries are works by the faculty of the Department of Art and Design at Barton College. The month-long show features the artwork of professors who not only teach but also actively pursue and exhibit their own art, nationally and internationally. The show includes the works of Ben Bridgers, Susan Fecho, Mark Gordon, Gerard Lange, and Maureen O’Neill, as well as artist-in-residence and professor emeritus J. Chris Wilson. This group exhibition highlights the diversity of the art faculty and […]

Barton’s Fifth Annual Day of Service Scheduled For Wednesday, Oct. 17

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WILSON, N.C. — The sea of green “Day of Service” shirts spotted on Wednesday, Oct. 17, will unmistakably be Barton College Bulldogs busy at work for a multitude of local organizations during their annual Barton College Day of Service in our community. With over 770 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 fifth annual “Day of Service” on campus and 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 […]

High Marks For Barton Include A 100% Pass Rate on NCLEX

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s School of Nursing has learned that 19 out of 19 graduates (May 2012) taking the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) passed with flying colors. This follows another stellar report of 100% NCLEX pass rate for the Barton College School of Nursing Class of 2011 last year. Barton received this good news on the heels of the “U.S. News &World Report” listing Barton among the top-tier 2013 Best Regional Colleges in the South and “The Princeton Review” recognizing Barton as one of the 2013 Best Colleges in the Southeast. “The campus community was thrilled to receive the news of a 100% NCLEX pass […]