Barton Announces Gary Daynes As New Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Daynes, Ph.D., of Pleasant Grove, Utah, as provost and vice president for academic affairs. He also holds academic rank as professor of history. His appointment was effective July 22. “I am most pleased to welcome Dr. Gary Daynes to the Barton campus,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “His extensive record of successfully addressing challenges in independent higher education and his strong reputation for developing and encouraging a culture of creativity and productivity for faculty sets a perfect tone for reenergizing current academic programs and for moving our new program initiatives forward. His extensive experience in […]

Hackney Library’s 2013 Open House Scheduled for Thursday, August 22

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WILSON, N.C. — Willis N. Hackney Library, on the campus of Barton College, will host its eighth annual Open House on Thursday, August 22, from 4-6 p.m. to welcome new and returning students, as well as faculty, staff, and friends of the College to view the most recent updates for the library and the recently relocated Office of Student Success. The event, sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library, is also open to the public. At 5 p.m., there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony in recognition of the new circulation workstation that was recently installed as part of a first-floor renovation. The circulation workstation was funded in part by the Barton College […]

Broadway’s Alan Campbell Returns to Barton for “Oh, What A Night III!”

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WILSON, N.C. — Broadway star Alan Campbell returns to Wilson to star in “Oh, What A Night III!” produced by Lauren Kennedy, directed by Alan Coates, and co-sponsored by Theatre at Barton and Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy in Raleigh. The show opens Barton College’s fifth theatre season in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, August 28-29, at 8 p.m. Appropriate for all ages, this year’s concert promises to be an impressive event. “Two years ago, we created a unique concert event as part of the “Hot Summer Nights” season and brought it to Barton for two sold-out performances,” shared Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at […]

Painting Workshop By Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson at Barton College on August 29

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WILSON, N.C. — A Painting Workshop by Barton College artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will be held in the Case Art Building on Thursday, August 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will focus on successfully creating the illusion of depth in a painting and will have an illustrated presentation with some hands-on activities. This program is part of the Lunch and Lecture Series sponsored by the Barton College Friends of the Visual Arts and one of several artist-in-residence events scheduled for the 2013-2014 Barton College academic year. Participants may register for the workshop or get additional information from Bonnie LoSchiavo at 252-399-6477 or email: artgalleries@barton.edu. The charge for […]

Sean Bulson to Speak at Barton’s Master of Education Commencement Exercises on Friday, August 9

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Exercises Scheduled for Friday, August 9, at 7 p.m. WILSON, N.C. —Sean Bulson, superintendent of Wilson County Schools, will be the featured speaker at the third annual Master of Education Commencement Exercises of Barton College scheduled for Friday evening, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over the commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, will present the third graduating class of 11 teacher-scholars who will be awarded the Master of Education degree with a specialization in Elementary Education. Dr. Jackie S. Ennis, professor of education and dean of the School of Education, […]

Artists Amanda and Gérard Lange’s “Betrothed” On View Beginning August 8

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The exhibition will open on Thursday, August 8, with an opening reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — Barton College associate professor of photography Gérard Lange is teaming with his Barton alumna wife, Amanda Lange, a nationally certified art teacher at Hunt High School, to present a joint exhibition titled “Betrothed,” at the Arts Council of Wilson. The theme of the couple’s exhibition is described as one of natural curiosity hinting upon elements of Romanticism and Transcendentalism. The exhibition will open on Thursday, August 8, with an opening reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In their youths, both Amanda and Gérard were reared in environments that encouraged […]

Wilson’s “From Murphy to Manteo” Paintings On View in the House Chamber of the Legislative Building

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WILSON, N.C. — There is another historic first for Barton’s artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson in the Capital District. Wilson’s “From Murphy to Manteo—An Artist’s Scenic Journey” paintings are on view in the House Chamber of the North Carolina Legislative Building. The Legislative Building, designed by the celebrated architect Edward Durell Stone, has just celebrated its 50th anniversary, and this is the first time paintings have been exhibited or hung in the House of Representatives Chamber. In 2003, Wilson had the first regional retrospective exhibition in North Carolina, maybe in the South. The exhibition was simultaneously displayed in seven venues in three cities and was composed of 140 of his paintings. Wilson […]

Barton’s President’s List and Dean’s List for Spring Semester

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College named 65 students to the President’s List and 279 students to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2013. President’s List students compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average; Dean’s List students achieved a grade point average of 3.3 or better on a four-point scale. President’s List, by hometown — Ayden — Roger Wade West. Andover, N.H. — Michaela Ashten Trefethen. Angier — Leighanne Nicole Jones. Bailey — Nickey Joe Brown. Belews Creek — Richard Edward Jernigan Jr. Bladenboro — Hayley Renee Baxley. Cannock, Staffordshire, United Kingdom — Richard James Worthy. Clayton — Ella Edwards Harrison. Durham — Matthew Todd Adams and Allison Dumas Dellinger. Elm City — Matthew Dwight Farmer and […]

Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson To Host A Painting Workshop In Wilmington July 19-20

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will be hosting a painting demonstration in his Wilmington studio on July 19 and 20. The demonstration will take place from 10 a.m. – Noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. each day. Participants may attend any part or the entire two-day event. Wilson will begin a painting on Friday and complete the painting by the end of the scheduled demonstration on Saturday. Participants will be observing the process as Wilson develops a painting from beginning to conclusion. He will explain each step and take time to answer questions while he is painting. This is the first of several artist-in-residence events scheduled […]

Lange’s “Cabinet of Curiosities” Solo Exhibition on View in Greenville June 7-Aug. 30

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Barton College’s Gerard Lange, associate professor of art, will be recognized with a solo exhibition Cabinet of Curiosities on display at Emerge Gallery in Greenville from June 7 – August 30. An opening reception will be held on June 7, from 5 – 8 p.m.  For additional information about the exhibition, please take time to visit the artist’s web site at http://gerardlange.com/PortfolioPages/CBNT/CBNT_statement.html Artist Statement: To some extent I have always approached photography as if I were a cultural anthropologist, using the camera as a tool to collect specimens and conduct research. Perhaps this notion was influenced but my rearing in a family of scientists. Or, perhaps it came from travelling […]