Hugh Morton Exhibition

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Friends of Visual Arts presents Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective Reception and Lecture Thursday, September 4, 2014 Jack Morton, a professional photographer in Raleigh, presents a lecture on the influence his grandfather, photographer Hugh Morton, had on him and his development as an artist. 5 p.m., Reception 6:30 p.m., Lecture “My Grandfather and His Camera” Featured Speaker: Jack Morton Barton Art Galleries, Case Art Building Cost The event is free to the public, and reservations are not required. For more information, contact Maureen T. O’Neill, director of exhibitions and educational programming, in the Barton Art Galleries at artgalleries@barton.edu or call 252-399-6476.

Hackney Library’s 2014 Open House Celebrates Best-Selling N.C. Author Wiley Cash on Sept. 9

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WILSON, N.C. – Willis N. Hackney Library, on the campus of Barton College, will host its ninth annual Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Students, along with faculty, staff, and other interested guests, are invited to see what is new and improved inside the library for the 2014-2015 academic year. A book signing featuring Wiley Cash, acclaimed writer and author of the best-selling “A Land More Kind Than Home,” will take place between 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Cash’s novel was chosen as Barton’s 2014 FYS summer reader. Books by the author will be available for purchase at the signing. This event, co-sponsored by […]

Barton Hosts Author Wiley Cash for Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series on Sept. 9

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will welcome Wiley Cash as the featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. A North Carolina native, Cash is the author of two novels, “A Land More Kind Than Home” (2012) and “This Dark Road to Mercy” (2014). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina-Asheville in 2000, and a Master of Arts degree in English […]

Barton Showcases Prolific N.C. Photographer Hugh Morton in Special Exhibit

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An opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. in Case Art Building. A lecture featuring Morton’s grandson and fellow photographer Jack Morton, titled “My Grandfather and His Camera,” will follow at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public at no charge. WILSON, N.C. – The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce a new photography exhibition highlighting one of our state’s most renowned photographers. “Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective” is on display now through October 3 in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. This exhibition is on loan from the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives of the Wilson Library at […]

Theatre at Barton Opens a New Season with “Crimes of the Heart”

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WILSON, N.C. – Picture this: three sisters, who share nothing at all in common, reunited after a dreadful event. They struggle to cope with the frustrations and pitfalls that are ever so common in a dysfunctional family. This dark Southern comedy, “Crimes of the Heart” by renowned playwright Beth Henley, opens to the public on Thursday, Aug. 28, in Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College. The two-night production continues Friday, Aug. 29, with both performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. An invitation-only preview of the performance will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27. At the heart of this contemporary classic are Meg, Babe, and Lenny MaGrath, three sisters […]

A Busy Summer Prepares Barton for the Opening of a New Academic Year

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College preparations are well underway to welcome students and faculty back to campus following a busy summer break. The most obvious change for returning members of the campus community will be the College’s new West Entrance at the corner of Vance Street and Atlantic Christian College Drive. “We are grateful to all the donors who made this transformation possible,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College.  “In addition to the physical changes, accomplished and planned, important changes are being made to our academic programs as well.  This coming year will be an exciting and busy time as we incorporate all these changes into the life […]

Barton Announces President’s List and Dean’s List for 2014 Spring Semester

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College named 53 students to the President’s List and 334 students to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2014. President’s List students compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average; Dean’s List students achieved a grade point average of 3.3 or better on a four-point scale. President’s List, by hometown — Albuquerque, N.M. — Adrianna Lisa Jimenez. Andover, N.H. — Michaela Ashten Trefethen. Angier — Leighanne Nicole Jones. Apex — Kacy Rebecca Hall. Arlington, Mass. — Vasily M. Yakimkin. Belews Creek — Richard Edward Jernigan Jr. Bogota, Colombia — Nicolas Fonseca. Boucherville, Canada — Nicolas Charles Genest. Carthage — Seth D Breasseale. Cary — Teri Lynette Smith. […]

N.C. Landscape Artist J. Chris Wilson To Host Open Studio With Painting Presentation and Demonstration

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WILSON, N.C. — North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson will host a painting presentation and demonstration in his Wilmington studio from 10 a.m. – Noon and from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on July 18 and 19. There is no charge, but participants must register in advance, as space is limited. Please contact Maureen O’Neill in the Barton Art Galleries at 252-399-6477 or email artgalleries@barton.edu to register or to request additional information. Directions to the studio will be provided upon completion of registration for the event. Attendees will be responsible for their lunch during the Noon break and may come and go as necessary. Participants may attend either day […]

Barton College and Wilson Community College Partner on Transfer Agreement

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College and Wilson Community College are pleased to announce a partnership through the establishment of a new articulation agreement. The purpose of this newly established articulation agreement is to promote a seamless pathway for qualified transfer students from Wilson Community College to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Barton. “Barton College welcomes this opportunity to partner once again with Wilson Community College through this new articulation agreement,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “The historic ties we share in our local community further accentuate our collaborative focus on educating students in the greater Wilson area and beyond. And, it is gratifying to see the […]

Barton College Announces 2014 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — Two hundred and fifty-one Barton College seniors and six graduate students received diplomas on Sunday, May 11, during the school’s 112th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were Barton students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2013 and May 2014, and baccalaureate candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer, as well as graduate students who completed their Master of Education degree in Elementary Education (M.Ed.). Graduates are listed by their hometowns; their names are followed by degrees and majors and, where applicable, honors will appear in parentheses. Graduates obtaining a grade point average of 3.90 or higher are graduated summa cum laude; […]