Donative Drive Supports Local Organizations in Wilson, NC

November Donations Support Local Organizations

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Wilson, N.C. — November 24, 2020 — Close to 1,000 items were delivered by Barton College on Monday to Hope Station and the St. John Community Development Corporation as part of the Barton students’ November Donation Drive this fall. Students, faculty, and staff of the Barton campus participated in the drive, as well as members of the greater Wilson community who contributed items during the Drive-Through Luminaries Celebration event held on campus last week. In addition, Barton College’s assistant professor of theatre Dorothy Austin-Harrell and her wife, Amanda, made masks for the students at St. John CDC. Barton alumna and AmeriCorps VISTA Service Engagement Coordinator Megan Hickey oversaw the donation drive, which […]

Weather Advisory for Thursday, November 12, 2020 – Campus Operations Discontinue at 2 p.m. Today

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WEATHER Advisory for Thursday, November 12, 2020 Campus Operations Discontinue at 2 p.m. Today   Members of the Barton College Community, We have been monitoring the inclement weather conditions today, and rain is forecast to continue into the evening.  The Wilson community has a flash flood warning currently in effect until 2:30 p.m.  We realize that flash flooding can occur at different rates in different locations, and our campus community members may live in areas that are being affected more heavily. Therefore, the College has made the decision to close the campus offices for the remainder of the day and evening, beginning at 2 p.m. today.  Students in courses that […]

Luminaries along the Barton College Alumni Promenade

Barton College Luminary Drive Planned for Wilson on Tuesday, November 17

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WILSON, N.C. —November 11, 2020 — Let the lights of the season shine. The time-honored tradition of Barton College Luminaries ushering in the Christmas season will provide a bright note even in the midst of a pandemic. While the College is not able to provide its traditional Lighting of the Luminaries and Service of Lessons and Carols this year as a result of COVID-19, the campus community has planned a very special alternative opportunity for the College’s hometown community of Wilson to enjoy this year. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., members of the greater Wilson community are invited to come to campus for a special Drive-Through […]

Musicians Christopher Ellis and Dexter Ruffin

Barton College / Wilson Symphony to Present a Live Stream Concert on November 22

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WILSON, N.C. — November 2, 2020 — The Barton College / Wilson Symphony is pleased to present its 2020 Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre. This year’s concert will feature two concertos by Mozart: “Violin Concerto No. 4,” performed by the Barton College / Wilson Symphony concert master Christopher Ellis; and “Piano Concerto No. 20,” performed by celebrated pianist Dexter Ruffin. “We are embarking on a great adventure,” shared conductor Mark N. Peterson. “Not only are we preparing great music with two wonderful soloists, but this performance will be our first attempt at performing not only before a live audience, but also […]

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Pride of Doves Opens on Theatre at Barton Stage on November 12

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WILSON, N.C. — November 2, 2020 — Theatre at Barton is excited to present “Pride of Doves” by Doug Robinson on November 12 through November 14 at 7:30 p.m. and also on November 15 at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre. This dramatic production examines systemic racial, social and criminal justice issues and offers a thought-provoking message to the audience regarding a responsible approach to ending the cycle of injustice. The playwright is actively working with Barton theatre faculty and students to prepare this abstract theatrical production for its North Carolina premiere. Q&A sessions with the cast and theatre team will occur immediately following each show. There will be limited […]

Friends of Visual Arts Welcomes Museum Director Gab Smith to Speak on November 10

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WILSON, N.C. — November 2, 2020 — The Barton Art Galleries at Barton College is excited to host the Friends of Visual Arts Fall Lecture featuring Gab Smith, executive director of CAM (contemporary Art Museum) in Raleigh. The event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m., in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on campus. The title of Smith’s presentation will be “Contemporary Art Museum As Change Agent.” Seating will be limited and advance reservations are required because of social distancing requirements, but there is no charge to attend the lecture. Masks will be required for all those attending. To make reservations, please contact the Barton Art Galleries […]

The Widow Book by artist Susan Fecho

Works by Artist Susan Fecho on View at The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts

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WILSON, N.C. — October 19, 2020 — Headed to the North Carolina Mountains? Be sure to make time to visit the “Craft to Art Series: Fiber Exhibition” in the Thompson Gallery at The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands. Artist Susan Fecho currently has four new works on view in this exhibition, presented by guest curator Jerry Jackson. The show will run until December 27, but if you can’t travel to see these impressive works, then take a moment to view the exhibit virtually at Fecho’s works include a tapestries set: “Aesculus flava (Buckeye) and “Acer palmatum” (Japanese Maple) that incorporates beautifully dyed fabric with ink and stitching. […]

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Barton College to Host “Take Back The Night” Scheduled for Oct. 13 

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WILSON, N.C. — October 8, 2020 — Members of the Wilson community are invited to join Barton College’s faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night,” scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. Sponsored and hosted by Barton College Student Health Services and the Barton College Chaplain’s Office, in collaboration with the Wesley Shelter of Wilson, “Take Back The Night” is an annual program on campus that raises awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is encouraged to attend. Because of campus safety protocols in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will take place […]

Barton’s Facilities Services Building Named in Honor of Eddie Hopkins

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WILSON, N.C. — October 7, 2020 — Staff member Eddie Hopkins served Barton College faithfully for 61 years, and his tenure stands as a symbol of dedication, commitment, strong work ethic, and loyalty. Barton College is pleased to announce that the campus services building will be renamed the Eddie R. Hopkins Facilities Services Building in honor of Mr. Hopkins’ legacy and devotion to the College. While his employment at Barton began in 1959 in college dining services, most of Mr. Hopkins’ tenure was spent as a devoted member of the campus landscaping/grounds team. When Mr. Hopkins retired on July 31, 2020, he left a legacy of commitment and service to the College […]

Barton’s Swiderski Receives James H. Bearden Sigma Beta Delta Scholarship Award

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WILSON, N.C. — October 6, 2020 — Congratulations to Barton College’s Bartlomiej Swiderski, a junior business administration major from Warszawa, Poland, who has been named the James H. Bearden Sigma Beta Delta Scholarship Award recipient for 2020. The $1,500.00 scholarship award is provided to encourage and support future academic studies. Recipients of this award are recognized in the top 20% of their class. “I am honored to be the Sigma Beta Delta scholarship recipient this year,” noted Swiderski. “I did not expect to earn this award, nonetheless, I am delighted to be a part of this exclusive group of SBD members.” Swiderski, a dean’s list student and member of the Barton chapter of […]