Barton College/Wilson Symphony’s “Downtown” Concert on Oct. 9

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their first concert of the 2014-2015 season on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. This annual free concert will be held at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center at 108 Nash Street in Wilson. The program will feature noted soprano and former Wilson resident Melinda Whittington, resident artist at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. The program will include classic, familiar arias from some of the greatest operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Gounod, and others. The orchestra will also perform the overture to Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” the intense “Danse Bacchanale” from “Samson et Dalila” by Saint-Saëns, and […]

Poet James Applewhite to Speak at Friends of Hackney Library Fall Dinner on Oct. 7

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Reservations accepted through September 30. WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library welcomes renowned poet and Wilson County native James Applewhite as the featured speaker for its Fall Dinner and Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, and begins at 6 p.m. with a wine reception and book signing. The dinner and lecture will follow at 7 p.m. Copies of Applewhite’s works will be sold during the book signing and following the program. This event is sponsored in part by BB&T. Reservations are required. Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted through Tuesday, Sept. 30. […]

Friends of Visual Arts’ Fall Lecture to Feature Barton Art Professor Gérard Lange on Oct. 2

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College welcomes one of its own, associate professor of art Gérard Lange, as the guest speaker for the upcoming Friends of Visual Arts Fall Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 2. Lange’s lecture is titled, “Voice in the Shadows: Photographs by Ethnic Minorities from Early 20th Century America.” The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries located in Case Art Building on campus. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Lange’s lecture will cover photographs mostly from Central America, which were part of an exhibition he attended in the early 1990s. For his presentation, […]

Civil War Medicine the Focus of BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History at Barton College on Sept. 30

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will welcome historian Dr. Margaret Humphreys, Josiah Charles Trent Professor in the History of Medicine and professor of history at Duke University, as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History, on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Dr. Humphreys’ lecture will focus on medicine during the American Civil War. Scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center, this program is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. A specialist in the history of science and medicine, Dr. Humphreys has focused her research and publications primarily on infectious disease in the U.S. and […]

The Grand Opening of the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room in Barton’s Hackney Library is Scheduled for Sept. 25

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WILSON, N.C. — The much anticipated grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room in the Willis N. Hackney Library at Barton College will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The ceremony will include a reception and a lecture featuring Dr. Patrick Scott, Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of South Carolina, and the former director of the University’s Irvin Department of Rare Books & Special Collections. Dr. Scott’s lecture will focus on Scottish rare books and how they can be used to stimulate undergraduate research. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on […]

“Art History Crash Course for the Painter or Collector” Led by J. Chris Wilson on Tuesday, Sept. 23

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WILSON, N.C. — Searching for a convenient refresher in art history?  Look no further than the Barton Art Galleries at Barton College. The College’s professor emeritus in art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will provide the perfect opportunity with his “Art History Crash Course: Review of Art History for the Painter or Collector” scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wilson’s presentation and illustrated lecture, in a workshop format, will be held in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building and will include lunch. Reservations are required. Sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, Lunch and Lecture Series, the cost for the event […]

Barton Welcomes Dr. Troy Kickler for Constitution Day on Sept. 17

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WILSON, N.C. – As part of annual Constitution Day celebrations at Barton, the College will host a talk by Dr. Troy Kickler, author of “The King’s Trouble Makers: Edenton’s Role in Creating a Nation and State.” The program and reception will be held in the Willis N. Hackney Library on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. This event, sponsored by Hackney Library, is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Titled “The King’s Trouble Makers,” Kickler’s presentation will address North Carolina’s role in the Founding Era, including the development of the United States Constitution. Kickler holds […]

Barton Welcomes UNC Archivist Stephen Fletcher To Discuss Hugh Morton Photographs on Sept. 16

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WILSON, N.C. – As part of a new photography exhibition, “Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective,” presenting works by the late North Carolina photographer Hugh Morton, Barton College welcomes the man who carefully selected each image now on display. Archivist Stephen J. Fletcher’s presentation, titled “Hugh Morton’s Rise To His Photographic Peak,” will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building. Fletcher’s talk will explore the first three decades of Morton’s prolific photographic career. He will share his experience of curating and producing the exhibit, and will discuss several photographs that are part of the exhibition. This event is […]

Travel with Friends of Visual Arts to the N.C. Museum of Art

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WILSON, N.C. – If you have been looking for an opportunity to visit the North Carolina Museum of Art, traveling with the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts on its fall excursion on Saturday, September 13, may be a perfect day trip. Participants will depart from the Kennedy Family Theatre parking lot at 1 p.m. Highlights of the trip include a guided museum tour at 2 p.m., a special exhibition viewing at 3 p.m., a 5 p.m. personal introduction by the Paperhand puppet troupe with dinner served, and a live performance by the group at 7 p.m. inside the museum amphitheater, before returning to Barton College. The cost to attend […]

John Lee to be Featured Speaker at 113th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce alumnus and trustee John Lee, class of 1979, as the featured speaker for the 113th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 2, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. A significant tradition at Barton College, Convocation signifies the official opening of the academic year, and provides a particularly meaningful milestone for freshmen as they are ushered into the Barton Experience. “It is an honor to have John Lee join us as the speaker for Barton’s 113th Convocation,” said Dr. Gary Daynes, provost of the college and vice president for academic affairs, and interim vice president for external relations. “His […]