Gregg DeMar Named New Chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees

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WILSON, N.C. — At the fall 2011 meeting of the Barton College Board of Trustees, Gregg A. DeMar was elected and installed as the new Chair of the Board. “We are most fortunate to have Gregg DeMar leading the College’s Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “His keen business acumen and leadership experience will serve Barton well into its future. He is a valued trustee among his peers on the Board, and I am pleased to have this opportunity to work with him as we move Barton College into its promising future.” Recently retired from the IBM Corporation after completing 34 years of service, DeMar’s […]

Barton’s True Blue Invites Wilson To “Think Pink! Fight Like a Bulldog!”

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WILSON, N.C. — “Think Pink! Fight Like a Bulldog!”  That’s the cheer on Barton’s campus as the Barton College Association of Nursing Students (BCANS) raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research on campus and throughout the Wilson community.  BCANS will host the third annual “Think Pink! Fight Like a Bulldog!” event at Barton on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on center campus. A variety of activities have been planned to help raise awareness and funds for the event.  The Cornhole Tournament will begin at 11 a.m. Teams of two may enter at $5 per team. The two winners of the tournament will receive a “Think Pink, […]

“Wine to Share, Water for All” Fundraiser at Barton on Oct. 27

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WILSON, N.C. — Imagine no clean drinking water, much less clean water for bathing, washing dishes, or cleaning clothes. This is what students of Campus Compassion at Barton College did, and, as a result, they have chosen to reach out to their global neighbors by raising awareness and financial support through the fundraiser, “Wine to Share, Water for All,” planned for Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Bridgestone Americas Atrium of the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre. Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple and may be purchased by contacting the Reverend Hollie Woodruff, chaplain of the college, at 252-399-6368 or […]

Reception and Artist Talk by Saylor to Showcase Art Works of 44 Alumni at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — An artists’ reception for alumni and friends of Barton College will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries on Saturday, Oct. 22, to showcase an exhibition of art works by 46 Atlantic Christian and Barton College alumni from across the United States. Planned in conjunction with other Homecoming festivities on campus this weekend, the event will also feature guest artist Jack Saylor, class of 1983, who is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. that evening. There is no charge for the event, and the community is invited to attend. The exhibition, featuring alumni from the Art Department and the College, is […]

Barton’s Fourth Annual Day of Service on Oct. 19

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WILSON, N.C. — The blur of blue shirts spotted across Wilson on Wednesday, Oct. 19, will unmistakably be Barton College Bulldogs busy at work for a multitude of local organizations during the annual Barton College Day of Service in our community. With over 760 participants signed up, students and professors at Barton College will set aside books, and campus staff members will step away from desks, for Barton’s fourth annual “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community. Begun in 2008, this campus initiative supports Barton’s vision for its graduates to be “well-prepared for life and for success in their chosen careers because they will possess a lifelong commitment […]

The Civil War will be the focus of Barton’s BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History on Oct. 18

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Wilson, N.C. — Barton College will welcome renowned historian Dr. Paul D. Escott, Reynolds Professor of History at Wake Forest University, as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18. Escott’s lecture is titled “History and Myth: Why We Misunderstand the Civil War.” Scheduled for 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. Escott is a nationally recognized authority on Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, the Civil War, and 19th Century North Carolina history. “The history of the Civil War Era looms large […]

Blessing of the Animals Service at Barton College on Sunday, Oct. 16

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WILSON, N.C. — Please join the Barton College community for a “Blessing of the Animals” service to be held on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m.. There is no charge, and the surrounding community is invited to attend the service. Each year, on or around the date of the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, a number of churches mark the occasion by having a service of blessing of the animals. Theologically, its purpose is to testify to the sacredness of all of creation, to celebrate its richness and variety and, more specifically, to acknowledge the importance of animals, especially companion animals, to our own spiritual growth and development. The […]

Novelist Tim Dorsey’s Visit To Barton Coincides With Release of New Book on Oct. 25

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WILSON, N.C. — Get a peek into the wacky world of deadly yet endearing psychotic serial killers, frenetic Florida road trips, and meet the various and sundry oddball characters created by novelist Tim Dorsey. On the day of his newest book’s release Dorsey will be the featured speaker at the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library fall dinner scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25. The evening’s festivities, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted through Oct. 21. Members […]

Barton College / Wilson Symphony Orchestra presents “Symphony and Soul” on October 13th

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WILSON, N.C. – “Symphony and Soul,” the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s signature fall dinner and concert, will open a spectacular 2011-2012 concert season on Thursday, Oct. 13.  With the promise of a delightful program of music and food to warm the soul, the concert will feature three outstanding soloists drawn from the orchestra’s own roster. Ryan Isaac Robinson, longtime principal trombonist with the orchestra, will play Ferdinand David’s classic “Trombone Concertino.”  Principal flutist Allison Mossey and harpist Vonda Darr will perform Mozart’s scintillating “Concerto for Flute and Harp.” Under the direction of music director Mark N. Peterson, the orchestra will also perform Mussorgsky’s dynamic “A Night on Bald Mountain” and […]

Dr. Jim Clark Moderates Poetry Workshop

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WILSON, NC – The Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming and the North Carolina Poetry Society (NCPS) present “The Voice of Nature” poetry-writing workshop moderated by Dr. Jim Clark, chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages and Elizabeth H. Jordan Chair of Southern Literature at Barton College.  The workshop will be held on October 15, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the Barton College campus. The event is free, but attendance is limited to 15 participants.  Participation in the event includes a critique of each participants’ single one-page poem (preferably nature themed).  In addition, brown-bag lunches and beverages will […]