“Tell Me On A Sunday” Will Feature Broadway Star Lauren Kennedy

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By Lisa Boykin Batts (Class of 1984) The Wilson Times (August 19,2010) Lauren Kennedy returns to the theater that bears her name, this time as performer. The Broadway actress will be featured in the one-woman show, “Tell Me On A Sunday,” running Sept. 2-5 at the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College. Kennedy said the Andrew Lloyd Webber show has a great score and that she’s excited about the music and working with director Matthew-Jason Willis. Some of the music has been altered to be more accessible to the audience, she said. “We’re putting a little of our own spin and take on it,” she said. The […]

Fecho’s “Flutterings: Exploration of Nature” On View

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WILSON, N.C. –  “Painting and drawing outdoors opens up the possibility of expressing an immediate present of nature in art.  My work focuses on creating interesting compositions by following the landscape’s lyrical and ever-changing qualities of light and shadows.”  Susan Fecho describes her latest exhibition of work, “Flutterings: Exploration of Nature,” currently on view in the Barton Art Galleries. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held Sunday, Aug. 29 from 2 – 4 p.m. with an artist talk scheduled from 3 – 4 p.m.  The exhibition will run until September 23. Fecho, a prominent and award-winning Eastern North Carolina artist, views travel as an invaluable opportunity to expand […]

WRAL’s Phyllis Parish Howard: Featured Speaker at Barton’s 109th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to announce Phyllis R. Parish Howard, as the featured speaker for the 109th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 31, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. Parish Howard is Director of Local Production for WRAL-TV, a CBS affiliate and division of Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. in Raleigh. Chosen as Employee of the Year by her colleagues, she was honored with WRAL’s prestigious 5-Star Award in 1987.  Recognized for her outstanding broadcasting achievements with six Mid-South Regional Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Parish Howard’s award-winning programs include her environmental documentary, “Troubled Rivers,” WRAL’s ‘For the Children’ campaign, WRAL’s teen […]

Barton’s Hackney Library Rocks With Band Book Tour 2010 Open House

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WILSON, N.C. – Back by popular demand, the award-winning “Band Book Tour” returns to rock the Willis N. Hackney Library at its fifth annual Open House event on the Barton College campus. The event, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 26, will be held from 4-7 p.m.  The event focuses on introducing new students to the campus library as well as welcoming returning students back for fall semester.  This event is sponsored by the Friends of Hackney Library. The “Band Book Tour” Open House will feature four bands with an evening line-up that includes “Straight-Up!” kicking off the event at 4 p.m. with some R&B, soul, funk, and Motown.  “TripleWide” and “Elemental P,” […]

Bulldog Day Set for August 21

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Faculty and freshmen are looking forward to Bulldog Day on Aug. 21 at Camp Rockfish. This special day during Welcome Weekend at the start of the fall semester gives freshmen the opportunity to meet and bond with each other and to hang out with their faculty advisors in a fun camp atmosphere. If last year’s event is any indication, our freshmen are in for a great time! Although a brief rain shower greeted the 2009 freshman class as they arrived at Camp Rockfish last year, the rain soon disappeared. Barton’s newest Bulldogs, their peer leaders, and First-Year Seminar advisers took full advantage of the camp’s amenities. From the lake with […]

Barton’s Summer Orientation Awaits New Bulldogs

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WILSON, N.C. – Students, the countdown is ticking away for Summer Orientation at Barton College! With the first two sessions concluded in June, the third and final session of Summer Orientation, Aug. 18-20, will prepare you for the start of your academic career as a Bulldog. Residential students, your Summer Orientation begins on Aug. 18 as you “take care of business” with the business affairs staff to finalize your financial obligations.  Then, you’re off to the residence halls to move in! Next is lunch.  Join your fellow Bulldogs in the Dining Hall or in Bully’s Campus Grill, both located in the Hamlin Student Center; or venture off-campus to enjoy one […]

Barton’s Kramer Sneed Signs with NY Yankees!

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Wilson’s loss is New York’s gain. Kramer Sneed, who just finished his junior season at Barton College and had been a member of the summer collegiate Wilson Tobs starting rotation, is headed for New York after signing with the world champion New York Yankees on Tuesday evening. Sneed was taken in the 32nd round in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft earlier this month. “It’s feels really good,” Sneed said by telephone Tuesday night while signing autographs at the Tobs game in Fleming Stadium. “I’m pretty exciting that we finally got the paperwork done, and I’m excited about taking off for Staten Island on Thursday.” Sneed said he will […]

Kris Lynch Named Vice President for Administration and Finance

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to announce Douglas Kris Lynch of Charlotte as the vice president for administration and finance.  His appointment was effective June 7, 2010. “I am pleased to welcome Kris Lynch to the Barton College community,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “His credentials and experience will serve the Barton community well as he assumes the role of chief financial officer for the College.  Mr. Lynch’s keen business acumen will guide decisions to advance Barton’s position as a regional leader in higher education and will ensure the continued financial stability of the College’s future.” As vice president for administration and finance, Lynch’s responsibilities […]

Barton’s 108th Commencement Scheduled For May 23

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WILSON, N.C. – Roger Benjamin, Ph.D., president and Chief executive officer for the Council for Aid to Education (CAE), will be the featured speaker at the 108th annual commencement exercises of Barton College, scheduled for Sunday, May 23 on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his seventh commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Terrence L. Grimes, vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class of approximately 220 seniors. Dr. Benjamin will receive the Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, from Barton College during this year’s commencement. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Feature Canadian Virtuoso

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their Spring Concert on Sunday, May 2, at 3 p.m. in the new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. The symphony, under the direction of Mark N. Peterson, will welcome back to the Barton stage the internationally acclaimed pianist Jeremy Thompson to perform Edvard Grieg’s hauntingly romantic “Piano Concerto in A Minor.” The orchestra will also play two beloved works of Franz Schubert: the “Unfinished Symphony” and “The Rosamunde Overture.” Currently residing in Goldsboro, Dr. Thompson has performed throughout North America and Europe, thrilling audiences with his virtuosity and the emotional and intellectual depth of his […]