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Barton Art Galleries Presents “Grounding Whispers” Exhibition and Installation in January

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Opening Reception Scheduled for Thursday, January 20, at 5 p.m.; Gallery Talk at 6 p.m. WILSON, N.C. —January 12, 2022 — Barton Art Galleries presents “Grounding Whispers Infrasound Recordings of Wilson,” an exhibition and installation by Miguel Elizalde, Assistant Professor of Communications at Barton College. The exhibition will run from January 18-February 23. On Thursday, January 20, the Barton Art Galleries will host an opening reception at 5 p.m. for “Grounding Whispers.”  A gallery talk by the Elizalde will follow at 6 p.m. This event will be open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Reservations will be required for the opening reception and gallery […]

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Author Michael K. Brantley’s Third Book — A Long-Awaited Collection of Columns

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WILSON, N.C. — December 14, 2021 — Filled with wit and wisdom, his short columns focus on timely topics, colorful community characters, the art of making a home and raising a family, and above all, a love for Eastern North Carolina. Southern author and Barton College professor Michael K. Brantley’s newest book, titled “It’s a Time in the Land: Best of The Soapbox,” offers a compilation of the best of his award-winning weekly opinion columns published in “The Nashville Graphic.”   “There is a lot of humor in everyday life if you can embrace and look for it,” Brantley shares. For a quarter century, he has written some 1,200 columns for […]

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Theatre at Barton Presents a “Christmas Cabaret” on Friday, December 3

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WILSON, N.C. — November 18, 2021 — Tis the season to be jolly as Theatre at Barton presents a “Christmas Cabaret.” The annual holiday theatre event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College. This festive program promises to offer stories, traditions, and some of your favorite holiday music performed by students, alumni, faculty, and members of the campus family. Christmas carolers, dancing elves and talented performers share songs of joy, inspiration and love, during the most wonderful time of the year. Donations will be accepted for Toys for Tots, as we continue our partnership with Lee Motor Group, […]

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Fall 2021 Seniors and Juried Student Show Opens December 2 in the Barton Art Galleries

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WILSON, N.C. — November 18, 2021 — Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of the Fall 2021 Seniors and Juried Student Show on Thursday, Dec. 2, with an evening reception to be held from 5-7 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on the campus of the College. A gallery talk will be held at 6 pm. There is no charge for the event and the community is invited to attend. Social distancing and masks will be required when visiting this exhibition. Students within the School of Visual, Performing, and Communications Arts (listed below ) will have their works or representations of their work on view in […]

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2021 Lighting of the Luminaries and Service of Lessons and Carols on November 30

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WILSON, N.C. — November 18, 2021 — Crisscrossed walkways lined with luminaries, the magic of a towering Christmas tree twinkling with lights, familiar Christmas readings shared aloud, and memory-stirring melodies filling the night air — this awaits all who plan to join the Barton College community for the much anticipated 2021 Lighting of the Luminaries and the Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols. Ushering in the Christmas season, this longstanding Barton tradition will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The surrounding community is invited to join the festive celebration beginning outside at 6 p.m. Face masks are encouraged for the outdoor celebration and social distancing should be observed. Seating will be […]

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Barton College / Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s Fall Concert Scheduled for November 21

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WILSON, N.C. — November 2, 2021 — The Barton College / Wilson Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present its 2021 Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre. This year’s concert will feature French composer Vincent d’Indy’s Concerto for Flute, Cello, Piano, and Strings, with acclaimed guest musicians: cellist Samuel Magill; flutist Lucian Rinando; and pianist Polina Khatsko joining the Barton College / Wilson Symphony Orchestra for this much anticipated performance. “Mr. Magill took the opportunity afforded by the COVID-19 shutdown to retire from his role as principal cellist with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York,” shared conductor Mark N. Peterson. “He decided to return to the […]

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Center for Vocation and Rural Ministry Offers Thriving in Ministry Program for Eastern N.C. Ministers

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WILSON, N.C. — November 1, 2021 — The Center for Vocation and Rural Ministry at Barton College is pleased to invite pastors of small rural congregations in Eastern North Carolina to apply to become participants in its “Thriving in Ministry” program for the 2022 cohort experience. This experience will allow pastors opportunities for reflection, cohort building, and provision of short-term sabbatical experiences. Ecumenical in nature, the Center provides opportunities for reflection, spiritual direction, cohort building, visioning, and restoration while experiencing leadership renewal. Participants will have access to ongoing college sponsored development and ministerial edification. There is no cost to participants. Twelve positions will be available during the first cohort. Applications are due no later […]

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Theatre at Barton Presents Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe November 11-14

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WILSON, N.C. — November 1, 2021 — Theatre at Barton is excited to present “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe” by Eric Coble on the Kennedy Family Theatre stage November 11-14.  A dress rehearsal performance is scheduled for November 10 by invitation only. The theatre performances will be held in the Kennedy Family Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.  Seating will be limited to 60 seats in the audience for each performance. All those attending must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols. Temperatures may be taken at the door, magnus app will also be accepted. Tickets are $10 each for adults, and $5 each […]

Eric Sellers, Chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees (2021)

Eric Sellers Named New Chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees

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WILSON, N.C. — November 3, 2021 — Barton College is pleased to announce the recently elected appointment of Eric W. Sellers as Chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees. Sellers was officially installed as Chair at the trustees’ fall 2021 meeting. He follows fellow trustee John F. Lee of Nashville, who served as Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2016-2021. “I’m thrilled with the appointment of Eric Sellers as our next Chair of the Board of Trustees at the College,” shared Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College. “Eric’s deep love and care for the College are evident through his long-term commitment and his stalwart support. I appreciate […]

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Barton College Homecoming Weekend Is Here!

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WILSON, N.C. — October 29, 2021 — Barton College’s 2021 Homecoming Weekend is here!  Atlantic Christian/Barton alumni and Bulldog fans from across the region are expected to be on campus for a great weekend of activities that begins on Friday with the annual Alumni Golf Tournament at Wilson Country Club. New this year is the Bulldog Bash at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park on Friday evening from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Barton/ACC alumni, employees, current students, friends/supporters of the College, and the greater Wilson community will come together to enjoy live music by “The Embers.”  There will be local food trucks, Brewmasters, and family fun. The event celebrates the […]