Purcell Bible Conference and Sprinkle Lectures Scheduled for February 25-26

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WILSON, N.C. — The 33rd annual E.G. Purcell, Jr., Bible Conference and the Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures are scheduled for February 25 and 26 at Barton College. Dr. Richard A. Horsley and Dr. Richard H. Lowery will deliver lectures for the Purcell and Sprinkle programs, respectively. Dr. Horsley is the Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. The title of his lecture is “The Centralization of Political-Economic Power and the Generation of Poverty: The Challenge of Jesus’ Mission.” Dr. Horsley is a prolific writer, and his book “Bandits, Prophets, and Messiahs: Popular […]

Barton Welcomes Poet Alex Grant for Victor R. Small Writers Series on Wednesday, Feb. 20

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome poet Alex Grant for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series’ spring lecture scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m.  The lecture will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.   A 2012 North Carolina Poet Laureate nominee, Grant has published several books, including:  “The Poems of Wing Lei” (2012), “The Circus Poems” (2011 SIBA finalist), “Fear of Moving Water” (2010 Oscar Arnold Young and Brockman Campbell runner-up) and “Chains & Mirrors” (2006 Randall Jarrell Prize and 2007 Oscar Arnold Young […]

Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for 2012 Fall Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College named 46 students to the President’s List and 306 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2012. 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 —       Angier — Leighanne Nicole Jones.       Belews Creek — Richard Edward Jernigan Jr.       Cannock, Staffordshire, England— Richard James Worthy.       Cary — Emily Kara Marzbani.       Dunn — Tracey Amanda Brewington       Durham — Allison Dumas Dellinger.       Elm City — Matthew Dwight Farmer, Cassandra Lee Gaston, and Alicia Gardner Thompson.       Goldsboro — Frances Lee […]

Barton Hosts The Scholastic Art Awards For Eastern/Central N.C. Region on Sunday, Feb. 3

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 3. This marks the 35th year that Barton College has served as host and regional sponsor for the National Scholastic Art Awards for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region. The featured speaker for the awards ceremony is Ben Bridgers, a formally trained painter who joined the Barton College art faculty in fall 2012 as an associate professor of art. Following an ice cream social for Gold Key awardees and their families in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, there […]

Webster/Holland Co-Editors of “Teaching the Bible in the Liberal Arts Classroom”

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WILSON, N.C. — Dr. Jane S. Webster, professor of religion and philosophy at Barton College, has co-edited a new book, “Teaching the Bible in the Liberal Arts Classroom” with Dr. Glenn Holland, professor and Bishop James Thoburn Chair at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. The project  began with her search for better methods of teaching biblical studies to undergraduate students. When she joined the Department of Religion and Philosophy faculty at Barton College in 2000, Webster found herself pondering how she could make biblical studies more relevant and interesting to both religion majors and students enrolled in her classes to fulfill general education requirements. Hoping to gain more insight on the subject […]

Experience the Beauty of Costa Rica in July

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WILSON, N.C. — Why not include a trip to Costa Rica in your summer plans? Barton College’s international program is sponsoring a nine-day trip from July 8 – 16 for students, faculty, staff, and friends of the College. Take a well-deserved break from books and work to venture deep into Costa Rica and explore its famously stunning ecological terrain, which includes active volcanoes, forested mountains, and palm-lined beaches. Travelers will arrive in San José on the first day and begin their week at the Braulio Carrillo National Park touring by aerial tram to view this wildlife preserve that is home to jaguars, ocelots, quetzals and eagles, just to name a […]

Holocaust and War Crimes Trials Historian Dr. David Crowe to Speak at BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to welcome renowned historian Dr. David M. Crowe, Professor of History at Elon University and Professor of Legal History at the Elon University School of Law, as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29.  Dr. Crowe’s lecture is titled “The United States and Its Quest for Justice Internationally after World War II.” Scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center, this program is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. This lectureship is endowed by BB&T, and the evening’s sponsors […]

“Love The Symphony” Scheduled For February 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-second annual “Love the Symphony.” A much-anticipated annual event, this season’s “Love the Symphony” concert will feature Broadway star, recording artist, and international celebrity Lauren Kennedy. The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. A candlelight buffet dinner will immediately follow the program at 8 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person, and reservations may be made by calling Laura Ashley Lamm at 252-399-6309. Please note that tables for eight are available by reservation. The reservation deadline is Friday, Feb. 8. […]

Fool Proof Color Schemes for Art and for Living Workshop: Third in Barton’s “Lunch and Lecture” Art Seminar Series

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WILSON, N.C. — “Fool Proof Color Schemes for Art and for Living Workshop,” the third seminar in a new “Lunch and Lecture Series” hosted by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with lunch included. Barton’s professor emeritus of art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will lead the seminar. The “Lunch and Lecture” cost is $10 for Friends of Visual Art members and $20 for non-members. To join the Friends of Visual Arts, visit www.barton.edu/culturalarts. To make reservations for this event or to get additional information about receiving CEU credit, contact Bonnie LoSchiavo at 252‐399‐6477 or email: artgalleries@barton.edu. […]

Friends of Hackney Library Will Welcome Garland S. Tucker III for Book Signing on Jan. 22

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library will welcome author Garland S. Tucker III for a book signing on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. in Hackney Library on campus. The author of “The High Tide of American Conservatism: Davis, Coolidge, and the 1924 Election” (Emerald, 2010), Tucker also serves as president and CEO of Triangle Capital Corporation, a publicly traded specialty finance company in Raleigh. Copies of his book will be available for purchase at the event, which is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. A native son of Wilson, Tucker currently lives and works […]