“Little Women” Will Grace The Barton Theatre Stage April 19-22

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WILSON, N.C. — March 28, 2018 — The timeless story of four sisters, authored by Louisa May Alcott, is a treasured book across the generations. Now, Theatre at Barton is thrilled to present “Little Women,” a contemporary Broadway musical based on Alcott’s beloved novel. The show will open on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. Additional performances will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings, April 20 and 21, at 7:30 p.m., with an afternoon performance to follow on Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. A preview performance, by invitation only, will be held on Wednesday, April 18, […]

“Light of Life” Series on April 12 to Focus on Key Impacts of Refugee and Immigration Policy

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WILSON, N.C. — March 28, 2018 — Barton College’s newly established “Light of Life Series” provides occasions for learning and dialogue about matters vital to life within our communities as enriched by our faith perspectives. This spring, Barton is excited to expand the reach of this significant conversation as the College welcomes the Reverend Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director of Refugee & Immigration Ministries for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), as this semester’s “Light of Life” Series speaker. On Thursday, April 12, Dr. Stanley-Rea will present “Values in a Vector:  Huddled Masses Ahead” at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel on the campus of Barton College. The program is open to the public […]

Day of Scholarship Provides Students and Faculty an Opportunity to Showcase Research on April 10

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WLSON, N.C. — March 28, 2018 — Books will be set aside in classrooms on Tuesday, April 10, as students and professors gather with administrators and staff to celebrate academic excellence during the 2018 Day of Scholarship on Barton College’s campus. Kicking off the Plenary Session for the Day of Scholarship at 8:30 a.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall will be Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Barton alumnus Jonathan Brent Clayton, Ph.D., D.V.M., this year’s featured keynote speaker. This annual day away from classes will showcase extraordinary presentations of research and academic collaboration by some of our best and brightest on campus as they share their passion […]

Sir Walter Scott Symposium Slated for April 9 at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — March 28, 2018 — Barton College’s Willis N. Hackney Library is pleased to present the Sir Walter Scott Symposium as part of the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room / Special Collections annual programming on Monday, April 9, at 5 p.m. The featured keynote speaker will be Dr. Patrick Scott, Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of South Carolina, and the former director of the University’s Irvin Department of Rare Books & Special Collections. The symposium will be held in the Willis N. Hackney Library and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. An afternoon reception at 5 p.m. will […]

Author Drew Perry To Speak at Barton’s Friends of Hackney Library Dinner on Tuesday, April 3

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WILSON, N.C. — March 2, 2018 — Expect an evening of delightful humor with acclaimed author Drew Perry at the upcoming Barton College Friends of Hackney Library Spring Dinner and Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. A book signing and wine reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. with the program immediately following dinner. Perry will be available to sign copies of his books at the event, which will be available for purchase, both at the book signing and following the program. Space is limited, and […]

Barton Welcomes Barbara Presnell for the Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on March 21

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WILSON, N.C. — March 14, 2018 — Barton College is pleased to welcome poet Barbara Presnell for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Wednesday, March 21. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Presnell is an essayist and poet who lives in Lexington, N.C. Her latest poetry book, “Blue Star” (Press 53), traces her family’s involvement in war from the Civil War to the present through military records, census reports, letters, journals, and photographs. Her poetry book, “Piece Work,” won the Cleveland State […]

Weather Advisory 1 – March 2018

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Members of the Barton College community, As a result of the inclement winter weather conditions this evening and the possibility of icy road conditions in the morning, Barton College will delay opening its offices and beginning classes until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Students should plan to begin their day attending the class they would normally be seated in at 10 a.m. on a Tuesday. Please use good judgment and caution as you travel in the morning.  If you are unable to travel on Tuesday morning as a result of road conditions, please be in touch directly with your supervisor or professor. The College will continue to monitor the road conditions […]

2018 Dominican Republic Day 7 – When Is “Free Care” Really Free?

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When we think of the word “free,” we associate no obligation to the term. However, in the Dominican Republic, the people who use the public hospital at no charge must come prepared. Linens, towels, supplies for care, food, and clothing are the responsibility of the patient. Feeding and bathing are the responsibility of the patient’s family. For most adults, oxygen is in very short supply. Only the babies and children get special consideration. A free cup of soup for each patient was being distributed during our visit, which was an improvement over previous years. Materials for making a cast and IV meds must be provided by the patient. We donated […]

2018 Dominican Republic Day 6 – Immersing Ourselves in the Dominican Culture

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As on previous days, our group started the morning at Dove Missions by eating breakfast together under the palapa. We conducted physical assessments on the younger boys at the center and interviewed them on their diet history. We socialized with the kids and played with them during our free time. Of course, the boys were rowdy; but they were full of joy and grateful to have us there with them. For lunch, we traveled through Puerto Plata to eat a traditional Dominican buffet. After we ate lunch, we were taken to a mercado (market) in Puerto Plata where they sell a variety of produce and goods. Eggplant, peppers, chayote, plantains, […]

2018 Dominican Republic Day 5 – Fun in the Sun part 2

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On our second free day here in Puerto Plata on Monday, we began by traveling to Sosúa, a small beach town famous for its breathtaking shoreline. The water was such a crisp blue, which is different from our North Carolina beaches. Even though the water was rough with waves crashing violently against the rocks in the distance and though the tide was extremely high, we still enjoyed the beautiful ocean for the morning. We shopped at the many small unique shops all along the beach. This is where we really put our bartering skills to the test to see what deals we could get. This is a shopping experience unlike […]