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 […]

Join The Fifth Annual Barton College/Dick’s Hot Dog Dash and Weenie Walk Set For Tuesday, April 2

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WILSON, N.C. — And, they’re off! — What better way to signal the efforts of enthusiastic runners as they rush to take the lead in the “Barton College/Dick’s Hot Dog Dash and Weenie Walk,” scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, April 2, at 3:30 p.m.  The approximate two-mile run, sponsored by the Barton College Student Government Association, in partnership with Dick’s Hot Dog Stand, is being held to help raise funds for “Stop Hunger Now,” an international hunger relief agency that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. The “Barton College/Dick’s Hot Dog Dash and Weenie Walk” is one of several fund-raising efforts coordinated by the SGA on […]

The Viceroy Tulip Bulb or 10 Rembrandt Paintings! Culture, Commerce and Drama in Holland’s Golden Age

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WILSON, N.C. — On April 9, Barton College’s Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson will give an illustrated lecture on the Dutch Golden Age. The latest in the “Lunch and Learn” Art Seminar Series sponsored by the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, this event will be held from Noon until 1 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center and will include lunch. The cost is $10 per person for Friends of the Visual Arts members and $20 for non-members. Reservations are required. Please contact Bonnie LoSchiavo in the Barton Art Galleries at 252-399-6477 or email artgalleries@barton.edu. “Holland’s Golden Age roughly spanned the 17th century and […]

Barton’s 17th Annual Creative Writing Symposium Presents “Selected Poets” on April 1st

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WILSON, N.C. — The 17th annual Barton College Creative Writing Symposium is pleased to present “Selected Poets.” The event is scheduled for Monday, April 1, and will feature poets Joseph Bathanti, Debra Kaufman, and Al Maginnes. All sessions will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at no charge, and the public is invited to attend any or all of these sessions. The program will include two afternoon hour-long sessions and an evening session. Session I, titled “Selected Poets: A Conversation,” will begin at 2 p.m. and Session II, titled “The Ecological Dimension,” featuring members of Dr. Jim Clark’s Ecopoetry Class, will begin at 3:30 p.m. At 7:30 […]

Dr. Assad Meymandi Slated to Speak at Barton’s 111th Commencement

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WILSON, N.C. — Dr. Assad Meymandi, distinguished psychiatrist, humanist, scholar, and philanthropist, will be the featured speaker at the 111th annual commencement exercises of Barton College in Wilson, N.C., scheduled for Sunday, May 12. Dr. Meymandi frequently writes on diverse subjects relating to his interest in medicine, science, the arts, religion, and philanthropy. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Assad Meymandi as Barton’s speaker for this spring’s commencement exercises,” shared Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “The breadth and depth of his professional expertise and his life experiences provide an educational platform from which Dr. Meymandi can share his wisdom with our graduating seniors. This Renaissance gentleman embodies a […]

“Hackney Library’s Academic Achievement Series” Features Barton Dr. Jane Webster on March 21

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WILSON, N.C. — In conjunction with the “Hackney Library Celebrates Academic Achievement Series” at Barton College, Hackney Library will host a book signing and reading on Thursday, March 21, for “Lady Parts: Biblical Women and The Vagina Monologues” (Wipf & Stock 2012), a collection of narratives co-edited by Dr. Jane S. Webster, professor of religion at Barton College, and Dr. Kathryn D. Blanchard, associate professor of religious studies at Alma College in Michigan. The book signing will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. At 6 p.m., Dr. Webster will discuss the project and share a reading from the book. She will then introduce several Barton students and alumnae, including […]