Emerging Writers Series at Barton College Scheduled March 16-17

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College Creative Writing Symposium presents the fourth annual Emerging Writers Series on Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17, 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. Dr. and Mrs. William M. Batchelor of Wilson have provided a four-year sponsorship for the Emerging Writers Series in the Department of English and Modern Languages that began in spring 2006.  This annual gift brings new writers to campus to speak to students and members of the community and to encourage aspiring writers. This year’s featured writers include Catherine […]

Solan Named Vice President for Student Affairs at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to announce George Solan as vice president for student affairs.  His appointment was effective January 26. As chief student affairs officer for the College, Solan oversees the residence life program, the office of chaplain, the health services program, counseling services, career services, student leadership and development programs including student government, and student activities including Greek life.  He also serves as a member of the president’s senior cabinet. “As Barton’s new vice president for student affairs, George Solan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role, and his background in implementing both traditional and non-traditional student programs, and his commitment to shared […]

Theatre at Barton Presents “Violet”

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WILSON, N.C. – The hauntingly beautiful musical, “Violet,” based upon “The Ugliest Pilgrim,” short story by N.C. native Doris Betts, with music by Jeanine Tesori and libretto by Brian Crawley, will open on the Barton stage Thursday, March 12, at 8 p.m. in Howard Chapel. “We join Violet, a young woman from the mountains of North Carolina, on her journey of self-discovery and personal redemption,” shared Adam Twiss, assistant professor of theatre and director of Theatre at Barton.  “The people she meets, from the soldiers on their way to Vietnam, to the television evangelist she seeks out to heal her of a disfiguring scar, weave a colorful and vital tapestry […]

Globetrotters Present as Bulldogs Triumph over Trojans

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton’s Bulldogs cruised past Mount Olive Feb. 26 in both the men’s and women’s regular-season championship basketball games as a near sellout “Dog House” crowd and special guests from the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters looked on. The Lady Bulldogs beat Mount Olive 75-49 to move to 18-4 in league play and 21-5 overall, and the Barton men topped Mount Olive 81-67 to become 17-3 in league play and 21-6 overall. The Barton women seized the outright Conference Carolinas Regular-Season Championship while the men’s team tied Mount Olive for the Conference Carolinas Regular-Season Championship.  Both Bulldog squads clinched the #1 seed for this week’s league tournament. Bulldog spirit permeated […]

Peter Damroth’s Push For Art: A Senior Honors Project

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Every January, artwork pours into Barton College’s Case Art Building from schools all across North Carolina, to compete in the nation-wide Scholastic Art Awards. Hundreds of originally designed and created works submitted by students in grades seven through twelve fill the rooms of the Case Art Building.  And, for the last four years, Peter Damroth has been there to help gallery team members put the show together. Currently a senior at Barton, Peter used his experience with Scholastics this year to complete his second Capstone project with the Barton College Honors Program. Working with the Scholastics artwork, Peter designed a project that is intended to give children as young as […]

Purcell Conference and Sprinkle Lectures Scheduled for March 1-3 at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – The 2009 E.G. Purcell, Jr., Bible Conference and the Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures are scheduled for March 1-3 at Barton College. Dr. Warren Carter. Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, will be the guest lecturer for the Purcell Bible Conference on Sunday, March 1 in Hardy Alumni Hall.  Dr. Kay Lynn Northcutt, Fred B. Craddock Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship at Phillips Theological Seminary, will be the featured speaker for the Sprinkle Lectures scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, March 2-3, also in Hardy Alumni Hall. All lecture sessions are open to the public free of charge, and […]

Historian Harry Watson Addresses the Legacy of Andrew Jackson at Barton College on Feb. 24

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will welcome historian Harry L. Watson, director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on Tuesday, Feb. 24. The program, titled “Majority Rule, Equal Rights, and Limited Government: The Complex Legacy of Andrew Jackson,” will be held in the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Barton College Heritage Committee, the Department of History and Social Sciences at Barton and the Wilson County Historical Association, this event is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. “Today, Andrew Jackson is more remembered for […]

Mechanized Sculpture Exhibit Opens at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of “Gestural Mechanics” by internationally renowned artist Arthur Ganson. The exhibition, to be held in the Barton Art Galleries, will open with a gallery reception on Sunday, Feb. 22, from 2 – 4 p.m. Works in the exhibition include automated kinetic sculpture and production drawings of the machines. This event open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Ganson has been building art machines since 1978. His works are not static non-moving forms, but rather functional sculptural investigations of mechanized design. A former artist-in-residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ganson maintains an […]

Author Luke Whisnant At Barton On Feb. 18

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College’s Victor R. Small Writers Series welcomes author Luke Whisnant for a reading to be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m.  The upcoming event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Whisnant is the author of “Street,” a chapbook of poems, the story collection “Down in the Flood,” and the novel “Watching TV with the Red Chinese,” scheduled for release as an independent film in 2009.  His fiction and poetry have been published in the U.S. in “Esquire,” “Arts & Letters,” “American Short Fiction,” “Southern Poetry Review,” “Quick […]

“Grande Romanza” Highlights Love the Symphony at Barton on February 14

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WILSON, N.C. – Plan to make Saturday, Feb. 14, a special Valentine’s Day, and celebrate in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra at the eighteenth annual “Love the Symphony.” The evening’s performance, under the direction of Mark N. Peterson, will feature Stefano and Nina Tanchietti, the magical American Dramatic Tenor and Soprano Duo, performing musical scenes from their Grande Romanza®. One of Wilson’s premier social events of the year, this dinner concert will be an evening guaranteed to please both the ear and the palette. The event will begin with a wine and cheese reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by entertainment at 7 p.m. The delectable buffet, prepared […]