Barbara Lyons Goodmon to Speak at Barton’s 107th Commencement

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WILSON, N.C. – Barbara Lyons Goodmon of Raleigh, president and executive director of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, will be the featured speaker at the 107th annual commencement exercises of Barton College in Wilson, scheduled for Sunday, May 24, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his sixth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Terrence L. Grimes, vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class of 230 seniors. Born in Meridian, Miss., Goodmon was raised in Memphis, Tenn. She moved to Raleigh upon her marriage in 1969 to James Fletcher Goodmon, president and CEO of […]

Founders’ Day: Celebrating the Era of World War II

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WILSON, N.C. – Traveling back in time on May 1, Barton College honored the faculty, staff, and students of the 1940s with “Founders’ Day 2009: Celebrating the Era of World War II.” A memorabilia tent on center campus greeted guests as they arrived, and newspaper clippings and yearbooks from the World War II period brought back memories of bygone days. Junior Deese, a World War II collector and parent of Barton senior Ben Deese, displayed his collection of German and American ordnance, including a flamethrower and a Willy jeep. At noon, “Reveille,” played by Jim Bradshaw of the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra, called attendees to assemble in the large pavilion […]

War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II Scheduled at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – Step back in time as the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library host “War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II” on Friday, May 1. The evening event, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, will include a wine reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the performance at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $50 per person, and reservations are available through April 27.  Please contact Cynthia Collins at 252-399-6503 or email: “War Bonds,” a musical journey through a war that redefined the world, explores “the dark side of war and the strange juxtaposition of the light-hearted, popular tunes of the […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Feature Organ Concerto

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present its Spring Concert on Sunday May 3, at 3 p.m., in Howard Chapel on the Barton College campus.  The orchestra, under the direction of Mark N. Peterson, will feature Barton College professor Phillip J. Valera performing George Frederic Handel’s sprightly Concerto in F Major for Organ and Orchestra, Op.4 No.5. Valera is the assistant professor of audio recording technology in the Department of Communication and Performing Arts at Barton College and the music director of St. Timothy’s Church in Wilson.  Prior to moving to Wilson, he worked as an instructor of recording technology at the University of Arkansas in Pine […]

Barton College Held High Profile at Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College was well represented at the 55th Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held last weekend in Charlotte.  Members of Barton College’s Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda provided regional leadership while also receiving numerous kudos at the conference. Barton College student Dawn Montoya, a senior from Rocky Mount and the 2008-2009 state president for Phi Beta Lambda, presided over the annual state conference, and Andrea Alston, a sophomore also from Rocky Mount, was elected the 2009-2010 state secretary/treasurer. Brittany Keith, a sophomore from Creedmoor, was awarded a North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda Foundation, Inc., Scholarship. Dominican Republic senior Paola Marte brought […]

Barton College/Dick’s Hot Dog Dash Set For April 15

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WILSON, N.C. – And, they’re off! – What better way to signal the efforts of enthusiastic runners as they rush to take the lead in the “Barton College/Dick’s Hot Dog Dash,” scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, April 15, at 3:30 p.m.  The approximate two-mile run, sponsored by the Barton College Student Government Association in partnership with Dick’s Hot Dog Stand, is being held to help raise funds for “Stop Hunger Now,” an international hunger relief agency that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. The “Barton College/Dick’s Hot Dog Dash” is one of several fund-raising efforts coordinated by the SGA on Barton’s campus this spring to […]

2009 Senior Art Exhibition Opens in Barton Art Galleries on April 4

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WILSON, N.C. – “Oculus,” the 2009 Barton College Senior Art Exhibition,  opens on Saturday evening, April 4, with a reception from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.  The exhibition will run until Friday, May 8. Art works by seniors Sarah Stoia St. Martin and Cameron Basil Gooch will be on view in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery. Gallery talks by the artists will be held during the reception with St. Martin and Gooch, at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. respectively. St. Martin is the daughter of Navy Chaplain Commander […]

Barton’s Atkinson and Globetrotter Teammates in “Sports Illustrated”

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Former Barton College basketball All-American Anthony “Ant” Atkinson and his Harlem Globetrotter teammates are featured in a seven-page article in the March 30 issue of Sports Illustrated. Atkinson, who led Barton College to the 2007 NCAA D-II National Championship exactly two years ago, has already had his status elevated to the “Magic Circle” with the Globetrotters, and he recently performed with the team in Raleigh’s RBC Center during their North American Tour. Atkinson is featured in many of the photos in SI and is interviewed as well. Copies should be available at your local newstands this week. A video interview about the Globetrotters can also be found on the official […]

Walking into April Poetry Day at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – The seventh annual Walking Into April Poetry Day at Barton College is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, at The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center and is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society (NCPS), the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and Barton College. Registration opens at 9:15 a.m., and the program begins at 9:45 a.m. Featured poets include Flatlanders Nancy Tripp King and Marty Silverthorne, and Eastern North Carolina’s Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Lenard Moore.  Reading with Moore will be three student poets: Morgan Whaley from Mount Olive College and Onslow County adult student poets Donna M. Graham and Patsy Kennedy Lain. The three students were selected for […]

Barton College Gospel Choir to Perform on April 4

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WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College Gospel Choir will present its fourth annual concert on Saturday, April 4, in Hardy Alumni Hall at 3 p.m.  This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Among the afternoon’s musical selections will be “Perfect Peace,” “Souled Out,” “You are God Alone,” “Hear Our Prayer,” and “Hallelujah, You’re Worthy To Be Praised.” Members of the Barton College Gospel Choir include Thia Bowen, Obhajiajiemen Emiohe, Petra Hall, Ashley Harris, Jaqueline Henry, Precious Johnson, TJ Jones, Ebony McCray, Angelica Moore, Ashley Morris, Jaren Palmer, Sam Pounds, Princena Simpkins, Broderick Simpson, Brindin Taylor, Jasmine Tinsley, Jeremy Upchurch, Lisa […]