“All in the Timing and Other Outrageous Short Comedies” Opens the Theatre Season October 20-23

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WILSON, N.C. — October 12, 2016 — Theatre at Barton College opens its 2016-2017 season with “All in the Timing and Other Outrageous Short Comedies” by award-winning American playwright David Ives. Performances will be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23 at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. Tickets will be sold at the door and online at Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, military and alumni, $6 for non-Barton students, and free of charge for Barton students, faculty, and staff. A witty collection of short comedies, “All in the Timing” was first produced in […]

Rare Book on display in K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room

“From Burns and Bibles to Barton Bulldogs” — the Focus of the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room Symposium on October 20

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WILSON, N.C. — October 12, 2016 — “From Burns and Bibles to Barton Bulldogs: Using Rare Books for Teaching and Learning at Barton College” will be the focus of the third annual K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room Symposium at Barton College on Thursday, Oct. 20. The symposium, to be held in the Willis N. Hackney Library from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., will welcome noted featured speakers as well as faculty/student presentations. The program is open to the public free of charge and the community is invited to attend. The symposium schedule will begin with a reception at 3 p.m. followed by keynote speaker John Lawrence, Head of the North […]

Campus Alert Weather Message – Classes Canceled for Wednesday; Offices Will Be Open

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Campus Alert Weather Message Members of the Barton Campus Community, In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Barton College has canceled classes for Wednesday Oct. 12, 2016. Offices will continue to be open on campus on Wednesday for regular business hours. Campus dining hall hours will resume regular serving hours this evening (Tuesday) for supper for those students who have already returned to campus. Please continue to monitor your email, the Barton website, and the inclement weather message lines for additional updates. As you make plans to return to campus, please use caution and good judgment as you travel. Please be in touch with supervisors, advisors, or professors if you need […]

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Emancipation and Reconstruction – the Focus of the BB&T Lecture in American History on October 18

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WILSON, N.C. — October 11, 2016 — Barton College will welcome historian John David Smith, Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as the featured speaker for the BB&T Lecture in American History, on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Scheduled for 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center, Dr. Smith’s lecture is titled “‘You turned us loose to the sky . . . to the wrath of our infuriated masters’:  Emancipation and Reconstruction Reconsidered.” This program is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. A Brooklyn, New York, native, Smith studied southern and […]

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Artist-in-Residence Will Focus on Photography and Filmmaking in October

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WILSON, N.C. — October 5, 2016 — Photography and documentary filmmaking will be showcased through a series of events as Barton College welcomes artist-in-residence Richard Knox Robinson to the Barton Art Galleries in October. His new exhibition, “Notes from Atlantis,” opens on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 23. On Thursday, Oct. 13, Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host its annual FOVA Fall Lecture and Dinner. A wine and cheese reception with the artist will begin in the Barton Art Galleries at 5 p.m., followed by Robinson’s lecture at 6 p.m. Guests are then invited to Kennedy Family Theatre for dinner at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. […]


A Painterly Experience For Barton Senior B.J. Hawley

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Barton’s B.J. Hawley found himself surrounded by artists in an idyllic setting this summer. It was an unexpected but welcomed opportunity following a serendipitous introduction in his spring semester painting class. Susan Lichtman, Barton College’s artist-in-residence during the 2016 spring semester, recognized in Hawley a talent for painting from life, which is the primary focus at Mount Gretna School of Art in Pennsylvania. “She offered to recommend B.J. to the school’s director,” explained Maureen O’Neill, assistant professor art, and director of exhibitions and educational programming. “B.J. understood that this would be an opportunity to work in a studio environment with other young painters who share his passion and ambition, and […]


Barton Bulldogs Engaged In Public Life Across The Political Spectrum

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Barton College’s vision is for our students to lead boldly. Here are just three examples of Barton Bulldogs engaged in public life across the political spectrum. Marcella Medley is a mass communications major at Barton College. She serves as vice president of the Minority Student Association and the Women and Gender Studies Club. She also is a student ambassador and open house coordinator for the Office of Admissions. Unlike other students my age, I did not spend my summer tanning on a beach or doing a normal job. I spent all summer interning with Democracy North Carolina, a nonprofit, non-partisan political organization. This internship had nothing to do with my […]


Barton Professor’s Book Release Poised to Enter the National Political Conversation

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WILSON, N.C. — Sept. 20, 2016 — “The Bible in Political Debate: What Does It Really Say?” co-edited by Dr. Rodney A. Werline, Marie and Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies at Barton College and Director of the Barton College Center for Religious Studies, and Dr. Frances Flannery, Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Terrorism and Peace (CISTP) at James Madison University, is scheduled for release on Thursday, Sept. 22, by Bloomsbury T&T Clark. A book signing for the co-editors will be held at the Willis N. Hackney Library on the campus of Barton College on Monday, Sept. 26, from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Books will be […]


Barton College Friends of Hackney Library and Friends of the Wilson County Public Library Join Forces to Welcome Author Michael Parker on October 4

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WILSON, N.C. — September 15, 2016 — The Friends of the Wilson County Public Library and the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library are pleased to welcome short story writer, novelist, and journalist Michael Parker as guest speaker of a jointly-sponsored dinner/lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. The event will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m., and the program immediately afterward. Titled “A Man Came Up From Wilmington Carrying A Bag of Snakes” after one of his essays, Parker’s presentation will address the relationship between his work and his having grown up in Eastern North Carolina. […]


Barton College/Wilson Symphony Welcomes Renowned Flutist Michel Bellavance for the “Downtown” Concert on September 29

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WILSON, N.C. — September 15, 2016 — It’s that time of year again! The annual “Downtown” Concert, presented by the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, located at 100 Green Street. The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra opens every new concert season with an admission-free, off-campus event, designed to introduce itself to a wider audience. And, this concert promises to be one of the symphony’s best, featuring the internationally celebrated Swiss-Canadian flutist Michel Bellavance. He will perform among other pieces, the Flute Concerto in D minor by C.P.E. Bach. “We are fortunate to have a local connection to […]