2012 Barton College Student Art Exhibitions Open on Saturday, April 21

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WILSON, N.C. – An astounding array of student work in the 2012 Barton College Student Art Exhibitions will be on view in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College from April 21 through May 7.  A reception to introduce these students and their work to the community will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Artist talks will be held on Friday, May 4, in the Barton Art Galleries beginning at 1 p.m. Both events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Within the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery, there will be two micro exhibitions […]

Purcell Bible Conference and Sprinkle Lectures Scheduled for April 23-24

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WILSON, N.C. — The 32nd annual E.G. Purcell, Jr., Bible Conference and the Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures are scheduled for April 23-24 at Barton College. Dr. Carol A. Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament in the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, will be the guest lecturer for the Purcell Bible Conference on Monday, April 23, and the Reverend Carol Howard Merritt, a pastor at Western Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., will be the featured speaker for the Sprinkle Lectures scheduled for Tuesday, April 24. The Purcell Bible Conference is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday evening in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing […]

Tuition Deposit Day – May 1

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Incoming Student Checklist: – Application? Check! – Transcripts? Check! – SAT/ACT scores? Check! – Acceptance letter? Double check! – Deposit? … Um, hello? Deposit? Did you know that May 1 is the Tuition Deposit Deadline? With all the progress you’ve made applying to and being accepted at Barton College, don’t trip up on the next step. Secure your seat in the fall class at Barton with your tuition deposit. Barton College is currently accepting $200 advance tuition deposits for the fall semester. Be sure to make your deposit before the May 1 deadline. To save your place in this fall’s class, submit your deposit here. Remember housing preferences are made […]

“The Spitfire Grill” Opens On The Barton Stage April 12

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“The Spitfire Grill,”  April 12-15 WILSON, N.C. — “The Spitfire Grill,” opens on Thursday evening, April 12, at 8 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the campus of Barton College. Based on the award-winning film by Lee David Zlotoff, this musical adaptation for stage by Fred Alley and James Valcq promises to provide an evening of storytelling and music that will be both thought provoking and uplifting. Additional performances will be held on Friday and Saturday evening, April 13-14, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday afternoon, April 15, at 3 p.m. “Though not unprecedented, it is certainly unusual for a theatrical piece to originate from the […]

Barton College Gospel Choir to Perform on Saturday, April 14

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Gospel Choir’s Seventh Annual Spring Concert is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, at 5 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. This year’s theme is “Moving to the Next Level.” The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The Barton College Gospel Choir is under the leadership of Holly Zacharias, advisor, and Barton alumnus Terrence Canady, director.  TJ Jones is the director of the band. Returning this year is the Wynn Chapel Praise Dancers of Wynn Chapel Church Ministries Inc. of Elm City to provide their ministry in dance and Worship United Band of Raleigh will minister […]

Scottish Literature and Culture: Focus of the 2012 Creative Writing Symposium at Barton College on April 9

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Featured Poet: Ted Olson WILSON, N.C. – Barton is pleased to announce the 16th annual Barton College Creative Writing Symposium, focusing on Scottish Literature and Culture, scheduled for Monday, April 9. Ted Olson will be the featured poet for the symposium. Scheduled close to “National Tartan Day” on April 6, which celebrates the historical and cultural links between Scotland and North America, this symposium promises to provide a creative lens through which the campus and surrounding communities will be able to more fully appreciate this unique relationship. All sessions will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at no charge, and the public is invited to attend […]

Walking into April Poetry Day to be held at Barton on Saturday, April 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Walking into April Poetry Day, held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the campus of Barton College, celebrates its tenth year as a Down East poetry event, keeping the poetic spirit of Sam Ragan alive and thriving in new and upcoming writers. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, and is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, funded by the late Marie Gilbert and former NC Poet Laureate Fred Chappell. Registration opens at 9:15 a.m., and the program begins at 9:45 a.m. Schedule at a Glance — 9:15 a.m. — Registration 9:45 a.m. — Readings by […]

W.I.S.E. Girls Empowerment Camp Hosted at Barton College on Saturday, March 31

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is excited to host the W.I.S.E. Girls Empowerment Camp for girls in grades 6-12 on Saturday, March 31. W.I.S.E. stands for Women Inspiring Success and Empowerment, and this camp’s focus will be to empower and inspire young females through a series of fun activities and workshops that will also educate them about positive body image, self-esteem, goal-setting, leadership, health & fitness and more. Coordinating the event will be campus counselor Heather Brewer and juniors Catherine Okafor and Alyssa Bain. Dr. Kelly M. Thompson, vice president for external relations at Barton College, will be the featured keynote speaker. A recipient of the 2011 Women Extraordinaire Award […]

Barton’s Rebecca Godwin To Speak At Literary Homecoming Community Event on March 19

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WILSON, N.C. — Plan to join Dr. Rebecca Godwin, professor of English and director of The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at Barton College, for a 2012 Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming Community Event to be held at the Wilson County Public Library, on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m.  This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. The focus of this year’s Literary Homecoming, sponsored by East Carolina University, Joyner Library, and North Carolina Literary Review, is “Litflix: Adapting North Carolina Literature into Film.”  Monday evening’s discussion will showcase the 38-minute film “Just an Overnight Guest,” based on the […]

Screening of “Miss Representation” at Barton College on Wednesday, March 21

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WILSON, N.C. — Please join members of the Barton College community for the screening of “Miss Representation,” a 90-minute documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsome, on Wednesday, March 21, from 6-8 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. Plan to arrive early for light refreshments at 5:45 p.m. The film will begin at 6 p.m. There is no charge for the event, and the community is invited to attend. Premiering at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, this inspirational film has been viewed by more than one million people to date.  The documentary exposes how mainstream media’s misrepresentation of women has led to the under-representation of women in positions of leadership and power. This […]