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

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WILSON, N.C. — March 22, 2019 — Make plans to attend the annual “Walking into April Poetry Day” to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 13, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. This year brings another distinguished group of poets to celebrate the written word in the spirit of Sam Ragan. Featured writers for the “Walking into April” morning session are Lewis Bowling and Phillip Shabazz. The afternoon will feature Deborah Doolittle, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina, and the Gilbert-Chappell student poets. “Walking into April” is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series. The program is open to […]

“Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Contested Legacy of Resistance” will be the focus of Barton’s Light of Life Series on April 4

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WILSON, N.C. — MARCH 27, 2019 — Barton College’s “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. Robert C. Saler, Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Excellence at Christian Theological Seminary, as the Light of Life Series’ featured speaker on Thursday, April 4. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel on the Barton campus. Dr. Saler’s presentation will focus on “Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Contested Legacy of Resistance.” […]

Robert Burns Symposium Scheduled for April 1 at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — March 22, 2019 — Barton College’s Willis N. Hackney Library is pleased to present the Robert Burns Symposium as part of the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room / Special Collections annual programming on Monday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m. The featured keynote speaker will be Dr. K.D. Kennedy, Jr., a trustee emeritus of Barton College and CEO of Electric Supply Company. 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. The symposium program will include a brief welcome by Dr. Douglas Searcy, president of Barton College, followed by the Burns presentation. […]

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“Cynthia Bringle and Friends” Ceramic Arts Exhibition Opens In Barton Art Galleries March 18

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WILSON, N.C. — March 6, 2019 — Ceramics will be the focus of an extraordinary exhibition of works opening this spring in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. The “Cynthia Bringle and Friends” exhibition will provide an opportunity to view the works of one of North Carolina’s most recognized and celebrated Ceramic artists, Cynthia Bringle, and three of her artist friends: ceramicists Rebekah Strickland, Gertrude Graham “Gay” Smith, and Susan Feagin. The exhibition will run from March 18 through April 18, with several events planned in collaboration with the art show. On Thursday, March 21, the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts […]

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Alumnus David McGehee Reads from His First Novel for Writers Series on March 18

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Barton College alumnus David McGehee (’69) will read from his first novel, Cedar Birds, as part of the Victor R. Small Writers Series on Monday, March 18, 2019, at 7 p.m., in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center.   Cedar Birds examines the beliefs of the coastal Carolina Indians, particularly the Coree, honoring their connection with all living things.The narrator returns from the Vietnam War a changed man, ready to ponder the spiritualism of the shaman as he comes to terms with his own sense of identity.   For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Godwin in the School of Humanities at 252-399-6364 or at rlgodwin@barton.edu.