2012 Alumni Awards Presented During Barton’s Homecoming Weekend

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Alumni Ashley T. Hooks, Mary E. Strickland, and P. Kelly Dawkins were recently honored at the Barton College Alumni Awards Brunch during the 2012 Homecoming Weekend.  Please take time to read individual articles about these three distinguished alumni… Ashley T. Hooks Named 2012 Alumnus of the Year For the many accomplishments within his professional career and community service, Ashley T. Hooks of Wilson, was recently recognized as Barton College’s 2012 Alumnus of the Year. The Alumnus of the Year Award was established in 1968 to honor those alumni who have given outstanding service to Barton College and distinguished themselves in the area of civic, religious and professional life. “I owe […]

Travel Abroad With Barton College In May; Learn More About the “Fall of the Third Reich”

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Reservation Deposit Deadline – November 30, 2012 WILSON, N.C. — There’s still time to join Barton students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the College for the “Fall of the Third Reich” European trip scheduled for May 21 – May 31, 2013. Travel with Barton and Casterbridge Tours for a fascinating tour abroad that will include famous German sites noted in the history of Adolf Hitler’s rise and fall.  This trip will be of particular interest to history buffs and those especially interested in the time period of World War II. The cost of the trip is $4,100 per traveler, and a reservation deposit of $500 is due by November […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Feature Pianist Beth Levin on Nov. 18

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton College campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will welcome pianist Beth Levin to the Barton stage. Among the performance selections will be two standards of the classical repertoire: Mozart’s “Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201 and Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54. Admission for the fall orchestra performance will be $10 at the door or by season ticket. All students within the community will be admitted free of charge as well […]

“Slow Motion Visions” Exhibition at Barton Art Galleries Opens on Nov. 11

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Gallery Reception on Nov. 11, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Public Lecture on Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. in the Barton Art Galleries WILSON, N.C. — Prepare to be amazed at the artistic works on view in the Barton Art Galleries newest exhibition titled “Slow-Motion Visions” by acclaimed artists Steve J. Gerberich and Fred Burton. The opening reception for the exhibition is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11, from 4-6 p.m. Also, on Monday, Nov. 12, there will be a public lecture about the exhibition at 10 a.m. in the Barton Art Galleries. These events are open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Gerberich’s […]

Latin American Writers Lecture Scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome Geney Beltrán Félix as the featured speaker for the Latin American Writers Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. His lecture, “Americans Born in Mexico,” will focus on the presence and influence of U.S. culture and literature in Mexican authors’ novels. Among Beltrán’s published works are “Cartas ajenas” (translated “Letters from Others”) 2011, the short story collection titled “Habla de lo que sabes” (“Talk About What You Know”) 2009, and two volumes of literary essays “El sueño no is un refugio sino una arma” (“Dreams Are Weapons Not Refuge”) 2009, and “El biógrafo de […]

Help Barton College’s SGA Raise Dollars On Saturday, Nov. 10, To Fight Local Hunger

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s Student Government Association (SGA) invites members of the Wilson community to come out to eat at Carolina Cheese Company on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ten percent of all purchases this Saturday will be donated to Barton SGA’s local hunger-fighting philanthropy, “Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat (ToTSKCE).” Carolina Cheese Company is located at the Shoppes of Brentwood, 2801 Ward Boulevard, Suite 3p, and, to call in a take-out order for pick-up, Carolina Cheese Company’s phone number is 252-291-2900. Barton’s SGA has led support for Stop Hunger Now for several years, raising funds for hunger fighting efforts at an international […]

Theatre at Barton to Stage “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” Nov. 8-11

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WILSON, N.C. — Roaring laughter will fill the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College from November 8-11 as Theatre at Barton performs “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” a contemporary comedy by Oscar, Emmy, and Golden-Globe winning writer, Alan Ball. Set during an elaborate wedding at the bride’s home in Knoxville, Tenn., the five bridesmaids find refuge in the room of Meredith, the sister of the bride. Outrageous stories and experiences are disclosed, resolution and bonding ensues, but along the way, the breakdowns and hilarity will leave the audience in stitches. This is the first time Theatre at Barton has performed a “contemporary, realistic comedy,” but producer […]

Art and Decorative Arts Appraisal Day with J. Chris Wilson at the Barton Art Galleries on Nov. 6

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton Art Galleries will host an Art and Decorative Arts Appraisal Day with artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will be held in Case Art Building on the Barton campus and is open to the public at no charge. The community is invited to participate. “This is a continuation of community service that I have provided to the region for many years, mainly through referrals from the regional arts councils,” shared Wilson. “Members of the community may bring in any object of art or decorative arts (limit three items per person) to be examined, and I […]

Tim Madigan, Author of “I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers,” Returns to Barton for Book Signing on Thursday, Nov. 1

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s Friends of Hackney Library will welcome the return of journalist and author Tim Madigan to campus on Thursday, Nov. 1, for a book signing in Hackney Library from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to promote the recent release of the second edition of his 2006 book, “I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers.” This latest edition, copies of which will be available for purchase at the event, features a new afterword by the author and is in paperback format. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. At the book […]

Substance Abuse and Addiction Counselor Cheryl Gentile to Speak at Barton on Nov. 7

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WILSON, N.C. — “Like It, Love It, Got To Have It: The Ins and Outs of Addiction” is the title of the upcoming psychology lecture by Cheryl Gentile, Coordinator of Substance Abuse Services at Vidant Medical Center, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Barton College. Sponsored by the Department of Psychology, in collaboration with the Psychology Club, the event will be held at 6 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. The lecture is open to the public at no charge. The community is invited to attend. As Coordinator of Substance Abuse Services at Vidant Medical Center, Gentile provides assessments, diagnosis, and brief intervention, as well as group […]