Barton College / Wilson Symphony to Feature Acclaimed Cellist Bonnie Thron on Sunday, May 6

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present its Spring Concert on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. The symphony, under the direction of Mark N. Peterson, will welcome to the Barton stage Bonnie Thron, principal cellist of the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra Bonnie Thron, who will perform Dvorak’s dynamic  “Cello Concerto in B Minor.” “We are delighted that this distinguished local personality is available to perform with us,” shared Peterson. “The Dvorak concerto has always been my personal favorite, and I have wanted for years to present it to our Wilson audience,” said Peterson.  In […]

George Loveland Brings New Leadership To Hackney Library At Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce the arrival of George W. Loveland as the Director of Hackney Library. His appointment was effective on March 12. “With over 20 years of experience in academic library service, George Loveland brings a wealth of expertise to his new role at Barton,” said Dr. John P. Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Barton College.  “Though his leadership, we anticipate moving the library forward with additions to programming for the campus community and the public as well as greater connections to academic life through the support of online courses and enhanced electronic resources.” Prior to joining the Barton College […]

ACC and Barton Alumni Return to Campus for “Voices Reunite” Concert on Saturday, April 21

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WILSON, N.C. — On Saturday, April 21, Atlantic Christian College and Barton College music alumni and friends, representing over four decades, will perform in the “Voices Reunite” concert to be held in Howard Chapel at 7 p.m. There is no charge for the program, and the community is invited to attend. A choir of seventy-five will sing selections ranging from an antiphonal Palestrina “Gloria Patri” to Gershwin’s Embraceable You,” from William Dawson’s “Soon ah will be Done” to Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure on this Shining Night,” from Stephen Paulus’ “The Road Home” to Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” just to name a few.  The choir promises a […]

2012 Barton College Student Art Exhibitions Open on Saturday, April 21

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WILSON, N.C. – An astounding array of student work in the 2012 Barton College Student Art Exhibitions will be on view in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College from April 21 through May 7.  A reception to introduce these students and their work to the community will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Artist talks will be held on Friday, May 4, in the Barton Art Galleries beginning at 1 p.m. Both events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Within the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery, there will be two micro exhibitions […]

Purcell Bible Conference and Sprinkle Lectures Scheduled for April 23-24

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WILSON, N.C. — The 32nd annual E.G. Purcell, Jr., Bible Conference and the Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures are scheduled for April 23-24 at Barton College. Dr. Carol A. Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament in the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, will be the guest lecturer for the Purcell Bible Conference on Monday, April 23, and the Reverend Carol Howard Merritt, a pastor at Western Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., will be the featured speaker for the Sprinkle Lectures scheduled for Tuesday, April 24. The Purcell Bible Conference is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday evening in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing […]

Tuition Deposit Day – May 1

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Incoming Student Checklist: – Application? Check! – Transcripts? Check! – SAT/ACT scores? Check! – Acceptance letter? Double check! – Deposit? … Um, hello? Deposit? Did you know that May 1 is the Tuition Deposit Deadline? With all the progress you’ve made applying to and being accepted at Barton College, don’t trip up on the next step. Secure your seat in the fall class at Barton with your tuition deposit. Barton College is currently accepting $200 advance tuition deposits for the fall semester. Be sure to make your deposit before the May 1 deadline. To save your place in this fall’s class, submit your deposit here. Remember housing preferences are made […]

“The Spitfire Grill” Opens On The Barton Stage April 12

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“The Spitfire Grill,”  April 12-15 WILSON, N.C. — “The Spitfire Grill,” opens on Thursday evening, April 12, at 8 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the campus of Barton College. Based on the award-winning film by Lee David Zlotoff, this musical adaptation for stage by Fred Alley and James Valcq promises to provide an evening of storytelling and music that will be both thought provoking and uplifting. Additional performances will be held on Friday and Saturday evening, April 13-14, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday afternoon, April 15, at 3 p.m. “Though not unprecedented, it is certainly unusual for a theatrical piece to originate from the […]

Barton College Gospel Choir to Perform on Saturday, April 14

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Gospel Choir’s Seventh Annual Spring Concert is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, at 5 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. This year’s theme is “Moving to the Next Level.” The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The Barton College Gospel Choir is under the leadership of Holly Zacharias, advisor, and Barton alumnus Terrence Canady, director.  TJ Jones is the director of the band. Returning this year is the Wynn Chapel Praise Dancers of Wynn Chapel Church Ministries Inc. of Elm City to provide their ministry in dance and Worship United Band of Raleigh will minister […]

Scottish Literature and Culture: Focus of the 2012 Creative Writing Symposium at Barton College on April 9

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Featured Poet: Ted Olson WILSON, N.C. – Barton is pleased to announce the 16th annual Barton College Creative Writing Symposium, focusing on Scottish Literature and Culture, scheduled for Monday, April 9. Ted Olson will be the featured poet for the symposium. Scheduled close to “National Tartan Day” on April 6, which celebrates the historical and cultural links between Scotland and North America, this symposium promises to provide a creative lens through which the campus and surrounding communities will be able to more fully appreciate this unique relationship. All sessions will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at no charge, and the public is invited to attend […]

Walking into April Poetry Day to be held at Barton on Saturday, April 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Walking into April Poetry Day, held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the campus of Barton College, celebrates its tenth year as a Down East poetry event, keeping the poetic spirit of Sam Ragan alive and thriving in new and upcoming writers. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, and is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, funded by the late Marie Gilbert and former NC Poet Laureate Fred Chappell. Registration opens at 9:15 a.m., and the program begins at 9:45 a.m. Schedule at a Glance — 9:15 a.m. — Registration 9:45 a.m. — Readings by […]