A Quarter Can Change A Child’s Life

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Could you spare a quarter? One quarter equals one nourishing meal for a hungry child. Last year, Barton College, the Wilson area Rotary Clubs, and the Wilson community raised enough funds to support the packaging of 25,000 meals for children through the STOP HUNGER NOW project. For the third consecutive year, Barton College is teaming with the Wilson Rotary Club, churches, and other organizations to raise $12,500 to double last year’s goal and produce 50,000 meals during the on-campus packaging event scheduled for April 29. The honorable C. Bruce Rose, mayor of the city of Wilson, has proclaimed the month of April as STOP HUNGER NOW MONTH, and he has […]

American History Scholar Leuchtenburg To Speak at the Friends of Hackney Library Spring Dinner

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WILSON, N.C. – Dr. William Leuchtenburg, noted modern American history scholar and the William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be the featured speaker at the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library spring dinner scheduled for Tuesday, April 13. 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.  Dr. Leuchtenburg plans to speak on “The South and the American Presidency.” Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted until April 9.  Members of […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day on April 10

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Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for the annual Barton College “Walking into April” Poetry Day in the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on April 10.  The event features poets Margaret Boothe Baddour, Michael Chitwood and student poets selected by Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet John Hoppenthaler. Schedule 9:15 a.m. – Registration 9:45 a.m. – Margaret Boothe Baddour and Michael Chitwood 10:45 a.m. – Break 11:00 a.m. – Roundtable Discussion with Baddour and Chitwood 12:00 p.m. – Catered Lunch 1:00 p.m. – Book Signing 1:20 p.m. – Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series Student Poets 2:00 p.m. – Open Microphone The registration deadline is April 7.  For lunch reservations, send your check for $9.50, made […]

Barton College Gospel Choir to Perform on April 10

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College Gospel Choir will present its fifth annual concert on Saturday, April 10, in Hardy Alumni Hall at 3 p.m.  This year’s theme is ” More than Conquerors” inspired by Romans 8:37.  The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The Barton College Gospel Choir will perform a number of selections by artists including Donald Lawrence, Ricky Dillard, Youthful Praise, Twinkie Clark, and John P. Kee.  The program will also include special performances by Barton’s Genesis Dance Team, and Barton sophomore Ebony Watkins. Barton will also welcome to campus the Pitt Community College Gospel Choir “Elements […]

VIDEO: Barton Students Help Those Still Suffering from Katrina

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Barton College’s Alternative Spring Break provides opportunities for service-minded students to use the week-long pause in the spring semester to help others.  This year, working through Barton’s Campus Compassion initiative, a group of Barton College students led by the Rev. Hollie Woodruff, chaplain of the College, spent the week of March 14-20 in Lake Charles, La., to aid families still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which struck the region in August 2005.  Victoria Gonzalez, Barton’s volunteer service coordinator through AmericaCorps VISTA, accompanied the group and recorded their experiences.  Her videos are below. For more information on Barton College’s Campus Compassion or Alternative Spring Break programs, contact the Rev. […]

Fifth Annual Emerging Writers Series at Barton Scheduled for March 29-30

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College Creative Writing Symposium presents the fifth annual Emerging Writers Series on Monday, March 29, and Tuesday, March 30, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus.  The event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. The Emerging Writers Series in the Department of English and Modern Languages brings new writers to campus each spring to speak to students and members of the community and to encourage aspiring writers.  This year’s featured writers include fiction writer Andrew Geyer and poet Rhett Iseman Trull. “That’s My Story” workshop, scheduled from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on […]

Seventh Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled at Barton College on March 16

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Wilson, N.C. – The seventh annual Caregiver Education Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16, on the Barton College campus. The Gerontology Program of Barton College, Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this significant series of workshops and keynote addresses. The Caregiver Education Conference welcomes back Dr. Russell, a doctor of internal medicine in Wilson since 1975, who will join Alice Watkins, Executive Director of Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., to open the conference with introductory greetings to the participants.  Passionate about his commitment and support of furthering patient education, Dr. […]

Eric Carl’s “Afric’s Muse” Debuts On Barton Stage March 4-7

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WILSON, N.C. – On Thursday, March 4, Eric Carl’s world premiere of “Afric’s Muse” will open on stage in Barton’s new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre.  Evening performances will be held Thursday through Saturday, March 4-6, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon, March 7, at 3 p.m. The audience is immediately drawn to the lead character as they are introduced simultaneously to a modern black woman named Phillis living in contemporary Boston and an articulate young black female poet and slave named Phillis Wheatley who lived in Colonial America in the late 1770s. “Afric’s Muse” celebrates Phillis Wheatley who, ahead of her time, defied the odds to embody both […]

Purcell Bible Conference and Sprinkle Lectures Scheduled for March 7-9

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WILSON, N.C. – The 2010 E.G. Purcell, Jr., Bible Conference and the Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures are scheduled for March 7-9 at Barton College.  Dr. Samuel E. Balentine, Professor of Old Testament, at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va., will be the guest lecturer for the Purcell Bible Conference on Sunday, March 7, in Hardy Alumni Hall.  Dr. Stephanie Paulsell, Houghton Professor of the Practice of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School, will be the featured speaker for the Sprinkle Lectures scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, March 8-9, also in Hardy Alumni Hall. All lecture sessions are open to the public free of charge, and the community […]

Barton Art Exhibitions Feature Creation from Destruction and Meditations on Motionless Video

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce two new exhibitions: Leslie Fry: ReCreation and Stasis: Motion from Stillness. Both exhibitions offer something previously unseen in the Barton galleries: video. Leslie Fry: ReCreation and Stasis: Motion from Stillness will open with a reception on Sunday, Feb. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Artists Leslie Fry and Michael Wyshock will be present for the opening. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. These exhibitions will run through April 2. Fry’s artwork, displayed in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery, can be viewed as a response to humankind’s impact on […]