J. Chris Wilson’ s “From Murphy to Manteo — an Artist’s Scenic Journey” To Be Featured At “Lunch and Lecture” Art Seminar Series On April 29

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(Reservations required by Friday, April 26th) WILSON, N.C. — “From Murphy to Manteo — An Artist’s Scenic Journey,” the final seminar in the well-received “Lunch and Lecture Series” hosted by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, will be held on Monday, April 29, at Noon, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. Barton’s professor emeritus of art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will lead the luncheon seminar. The “Lunch and Lecture” cost is $10 for Friends of Visual Art members and $20 for non-members. To join the Friends of Visual Arts, visit www.barton.edu/culturalarts. Reservations for the “Lunch and Lecture” are required by Friday, April 26, at 4 p.m. Please […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony To Feature Acclaimed Pianist Mac McClure on April 28

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their Spring Concert on Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. The symphony welcomes back to the Barton stage internationally acclaimed concert pianist Mac McClure, who returns to his hometown to perform Beethoven’s heroic Piano Concerto No. 3. Under the direction of Barton’s Mark N. Peterson, the orchestra will also present Bizet’s “Carmen Suite No. 1,” two works by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, Adalusia (also known as the hit tune “The Breeze and I”), and the very popular “Malgueña.” “It’s so wonderful to have Mac back and performing with […]

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield To Discuss Wilson’s Civil Rights Movement on Tuesday, April 30

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WILSON, N.C. — Plan to join Barton College students and faculty as they welcome U.S. Representative G.K. Butterfield to deliver a brief lecture about his memories and experiences of the Civil Rights Movement in Wilson. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 30, at 5 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. A question and discussion period will follow remarks. This program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. This event is the culmination of a First Year Experience course at Barton that explored the roots and legacy of white supremacy in American society. As part of […]

2013 Barton College Senior Art Exhibitions Open on April 20

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WILSON, N.C. – A remarkable collection of student work in the 2013 Barton College Senior Art Exhibition will be on view in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College from April 20 through May 7.  A reception to introduce these students and their work to the community will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Artist talks will be held earlier on Saturday afternoon in the Barton Art Galleries from 2-4 p.m. Both events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The Barton Art Galleries will host seven exhibits showcasing the […]

Koch Research Fellows at Barton to Present Report on Economic Freedom on April 18

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WILSON, N.C. — The Koch Research Fellows at Barton College will present results of their studies on economic freedom on Thursday, April 18, at 11:15 a. m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. There will be an encore presentation at 6:15 p.m. These events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. This marks the third year that Barton College has received a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation, providing support for specific economic education projects within the School of Business.  One of those projects is the Koch Research Fellows program administered by Dr. John J. Bethune, Dorothy and K.D. […]

2013 Scholars Symposium Scheduled for April 17-19

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College announces the second annual Scholars Symposium scheduled for April 17-19. Barton Trustee Dr. Garnett B. Whitehurst of Brooks Whitehurst Associates Inc., will be the featured keynote speaker.  This annual symposium celebrates the collaboration of students and faculty as majors from across campus share their research projects and creative works. Initially envisioned to build a culture of scholarship on campus, the 2012 inaugural symposium’s success set the bar for an impressive agenda of research completed for the 2013 Scholars Symposium. This year’s presentations will reflect academic research in the areas of accounting, art and design, athletic training, gerontology, biology, business management, elementary education, fitness management, marketing, […]

Friends of Hackney Library Welcome Stephanie Barnard and Deborah St James for Book Signing and Discussion on April 16

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library will welcome co-authors Stephanie Roberson Barnard and Deborah St James to campus on Tuesday, April 16, for a book signing from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in Hackney Library, which will include a brief talk and Q&A at 6 p.m. Communications consultants and speakers as well as authors, Barnard and St James specialize in facilitating communication skills among science, health, and technology professionals. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Collaborating on projects since 1996, Barnard and St James are the co-authors of two books from Yale University Press. The most […]

Barton College Gospel Choir and Company to Perform on April 13

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Gospel Choir, “and Company,” will perform its eighth annual spring concert on Saturday, April 13, at 5 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. This year’s theme is “Stepping Out of the Box.” The event is open to the public, and the community is invited to attend. General admission is $5 per person. Children, ages 12 and younger, may bring one canned good for admission to the concert. Barton faculty, staff, and students will be admitted with their Barton IDs and one canned good per person. The canned goods collected will be donated to the St. John AMEZ Church Food Pantry where the Gospel Choir members […]

Theatre at Barton to Stage “Whodunit…the Musical” on April 11-14

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WILSON, N.C. — Take a summer home in Connecticut. Add one wealthy spinster, her cockney maid, an old butler, beautiful niece, young man, suspicious gardener, hard-boiled detective, assorted gunshots, and a dead body. Gently stir… and you’ve got the makings for a delightful night of theatre! Theatre at Barton is pleased to present Ed Dixon’s “Whodunit…the Musical,” opening on Thursday, April 11, at 8 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. Additional performances will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings, April 12-13, at 8 p.m. A Sunday, April 14, matinee will be held at 3 p.m. “This clever, campy […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 13

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WILSON, N.C. — Mark your calendar now for the annual “Walking into April Poetry Day” to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 13. This year brings another exciting and vital group of poets to celebrate the written word in the spirit of Sam Ragan. “Walking into April” is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, funded by the late Marie Gilbert. Featured poets for the “Walking into April” morning sessions are Cherryl Floyd-Miller and Richard Krawiec, whose topic for readings and discussion will be “Writing to Belong: Community, History, and the Arts.” The day will also feature Michael White, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished […]