Dr. Rodney A. Werline Named Editor of Distinguished Book Series for Society of Biblical Literature

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WILSON, N.C. — Dr. Rodney A. Werline, Marie and Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies and professor of religion at Barton College, has been named general editor of the “Early Judaism and Its Literature” series published by the Society of Biblical Literature. His term is effective immediately and will continue for a three-year period through 2014. This appointment is usually renewed for a second three-year term. “Dr. Werline’s selection for this role is a clear affirmation of the strong scholarship he has been conducting and reporting,” shared Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “His work enhances the national and international reputation of Barton College and provides our […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Perform at the First United Methodist Church on Nov. 20

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Patrick Kreeger featured performer WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony will present the dynamic local artist Patrick Kreeger in a “tour de force” concert on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the First United Methodist Church, 100 Green St. N. in Wilson. The performance, scheduled for 3 p.m., will feature Kreeger playing the virtuosic harpsichord part in J.S. Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No.5, the finale to Louis Vierne’s 5th Organ Symphony and the brilliant Concerto for Organ and Orchestra by Francis Poulenc. The Bach concerto will also feature Andrew Bonner and Alison Mossey playing the solo violin and flute parts, respectively. The orchestra will be conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson. […]

“Body of Work” by D.W. Mellor Opens in the Barton Art Galleries on November 13

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton Art Galleries will host the work of acclaimed photographer D.W. Mellor in an exhibition titled “Body of Work.” Mellor’s exhibition will be on display from November 13 to December 12. The opening reception for the exhibit is Sunday, Nov. 13, from 4 – 6 p.m. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. A magazine and fine-art photographer from Philadelphia (Bryn Mawr suburb), Pa., Mellor will present a lecture on his work immediately following the opening reception. The lecture is open only to members of the Barton Friends of Visual Arts. For membership, please call 252-399-6357, or […]

Theatre at Barton Presents Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll House” Nov. 10-13

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WILSON, N.C. — Dramatic realism, in its purest form, unfolds on stage as Theatre at Barton opens its 2011-2012 season with Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll House” on Nov. 10-13.  Evening performances in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College will be held Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 10-12, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. “In the latter part of the 19th century, a new sensibility was emerging in theatre circles,” shares Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at Barton.  “No longer would audiences be satisfied with bombastic storytelling and rhetoric; fading were the broad gestures and exaggerated expressions of melodramatic fare, as well […]

Hip Hop Producer 9th Wonder to Speak at Barton on November 9th

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s Mass Communications Club is pleased to present a screening of hip hop producer 9th Wonder’s new documentary “The Wonder Year,” a film by Kenneth Price.  Scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall, this event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. The evening event will begin with a lecture by 9th Wonder (Patrick Douthit) followed by the film screening of his documentary.  There will be time for a Question and Answer Session following the screening. The film documents a year in the life of 9th Wonder, a CEO, NAACP ambassador, Duke University […]

Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series Will Focus on Science and Religion Debate

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Colleen Shantz, associate professor at St. Michael College in the Toronto School of Theology, as the featured guest for the 2011 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series set for Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. Her lecture is titled “Natural and Unnatural Religion: Considering the Science and Religion Debate in Light of Recent Research.” This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. “Religion and science have long been seen as rivals offering incompatible explanations of the world,” shared Dr. Shantz.  “That sense of rivalry has escalated […]

The First Phase of the Barton College Master Plan Announced to Alumni at Homecoming

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WILSON, N.C. — With a new Master Plan Study now completed, Barton College is poised to begin the first phase of new development on campus that will begin to align the College’s physical environment with its expanding national recognition as an innovative center of academic quality.  The new project campaign, which has been in a silent phase for the past six months, was publicly shared first with Atlantic Christian and Barton College alumni during the weekend’s Homecoming festivities. Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College, made the public announcement during the Alumni Awards Brunch on Saturday. Barton’s national recognition continues to be reflected in top tier recognitions as a […]

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 […]