“Little Women” Will Grace The Barton Theatre Stage April 19-22

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WILSON, N.C. — March 28, 2018 — The timeless story of four sisters, authored by Louisa May Alcott, is a treasured book across the generations. Now, Theatre at Barton is thrilled to present “Little Women,” a contemporary Broadway musical based on Alcott’s beloved novel. The show will open on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. Additional performances will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings, April 20 and 21, at 7:30 p.m., with an afternoon performance to follow on Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. A preview performance, by invitation only, will be held on Wednesday, April 18, […]

“Light of Life” Series on April 12 to Focus on Key Impacts of Refugee and Immigration Policy

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WILSON, N.C. — March 28, 2018 — Barton College’s newly established “Light of Life Series” provides occasions for learning and dialogue about matters vital to life within our communities as enriched by our faith perspectives. This spring, Barton is excited to expand the reach of this significant conversation as the College welcomes the Reverend Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director of Refugee & Immigration Ministries for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), as this semester’s “Light of Life” Series speaker. On Thursday, April 12, Dr. Stanley-Rea will present “Values in a Vector:  Huddled Masses Ahead” at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel on the campus of Barton College. The program is open to the public […]

Day of Scholarship Provides Students and Faculty an Opportunity to Showcase Research on April 10

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WLSON, N.C. — March 28, 2018 — Books will be set aside in classrooms on Tuesday, April 10, as students and professors gather with administrators and staff to celebrate academic excellence during the 2018 Day of Scholarship on Barton College’s campus. Kicking off the Plenary Session for the Day of Scholarship at 8:30 a.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall will be Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Barton alumnus Jonathan Brent Clayton, Ph.D., D.V.M., this year’s featured keynote speaker. This annual day away from classes will showcase extraordinary presentations of research and academic collaboration by some of our best and brightest on campus as they share their passion […]

Sir Walter Scott Symposium Slated for April 9 at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — March 28, 2018 — Barton College’s Willis N. Hackney Library is pleased to present the Sir Walter Scott Symposium as part of the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room / Special Collections annual programming on Monday, April 9, at 5 p.m. The featured keynote speaker will be 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. The symposium will be held in the Willis N. Hackney Library and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. An afternoon reception at 5 p.m. will […]

Author Drew Perry To Speak at Barton’s Friends of Hackney Library Dinner on Tuesday, April 3

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WILSON, N.C. — March 2, 2018 — Expect an evening of delightful humor with acclaimed author Drew Perry at the upcoming Barton College Friends of Hackney Library Spring Dinner and Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. A book signing and wine reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. with the program immediately following dinner. Perry will be available to sign copies of his books at the event, which will be available for purchase, both at the book signing and following the program. Space is limited, and […]

Barton Welcomes Barbara Presnell for the Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on March 21

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WILSON, N.C. — March 14, 2018 — Barton College is pleased to welcome poet Barbara Presnell for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Wednesday, March 21. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Presnell is an essayist and poet who lives in Lexington, N.C. Her latest poetry book, “Blue Star” (Press 53), traces her family’s involvement in war from the Civil War to the present through military records, census reports, letters, journals, and photographs. Her poetry book, “Piece Work,” won the Cleveland State […]

Three North Carolina Artists to Exhibit at Barton Art Galleries March 15 – April 20

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Cover art image: “Within Without” by Gabrielle Duggan Wilson, N.C. — February 19, 2018 — Three artists with North Carolina ties will exhibit works together in the “Beyond Measure,” exhibition this spring in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. Artists Ivana Beck, Lorraine Turi, and Gabrielle Duggan each create work that moves their chosen medium and art form beyond the commonplace and into unique and provocative works. Beck’s sculpture and Turi’s photographs will be exhibited together in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery, and Duggan’s fiber installation will be on view in the Lula E. Rackley Gallery. This three-person exhibition will run from March 15 through April 20. […]

RNs with Associate’s Degrees Interested in Enrolling in Barton’s School of Nursing Will Benefit From New Articulation Agreement

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Photo courtesy of NCICU: From left, Dr. Hope Williams, President of NCICU, Dr. Sharon Sarvey, Dean of the Barton College School of Nursing, and Dr. Jennifer Haygood, Acting President of NCCCS RALEIGH, N.C. — March 2, 2018 — There is great news for registered nurses with an associate’s degree who want to earn their B.S.N. degree at Barton College or one of nine other private colleges and universities in the state. Under a new agreement between the N.C. Community College System and N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities, a student who completes an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a grade of C […]

Barton Reaches the Semi-Final Round in 2018 NCICU Ethics Bowl

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Photo, from left: Luke Miller, Tehira Nash, Dr. Hope Williams, Brandy Godwin, and Dr. Lucy Schultz. RALEIGH, N.C. — February 20, 2018 — Competing among 24 independent colleges and universities in the recent 2018 NCICU Ethics Bowl, Barton College was one of four teams to reach the semi-final round in the highly anticipated annual event held at the State Legislative Complex in Raleigh. With the topic “Ethics and the Future of Community,” more than 120 students navigated their debate with articulation and poise throughout the competition. With each team participating in four rounds, the four teams with the most wins (Barton College, Chowan University, Gardner-Webb University, and Salem College) met in […]

15th Annual Caregiver Education Conference at Barton College on Tuesday, March 6

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WILSON, N.C. — February 19, 2018 — The 15th annual Caregiver Education Conference, “Navigating the Dementia Maze,” will be held on Tuesday, March 6, in the Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Alzheimer’s North Carolina, and the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program will partner to present the conference. The Barton conference, and the series of caregiver conferences conducted across North Carolina, owe their origin to Joseph D. Russell, M.D. This year’s conference is dedicated to Dr. Russell, who passed away this past November. The Caregiver Education Conference at Barton is generously supported through an endowment that Dr. […]