Barton Art Galleries Welcomes N.C. Museum of Art’s John W. Coffey to Discuss American Impressionist Childe Hassam on Nov. 16

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Cover: Isles of Shoals, 1907, Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in., North Carolina Museum of Art Inset: Morning, Isles of Shoals, 1890, Oil on canvas, 16 ¼ x 22 ¼ in., North Carolina Museum of Art WILSON, N.C. — November 3, 2017 — “Tracking Childe Hassam: An American Impressionist on the Isles of Shoals” will be the focus of Barton Art Galleries’ upcoming lecture by John W. Coffey, Deputy Director for Collections and Research and Curator of American and Modern Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. A 6:30 p.m. reception on Thursday, Nov. 16, will open the evening event in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art […]

Robert Luddy Captivates Barton Audience At BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education Lecture

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WILSON, N.C. — November 6, 2017 — Entrepreneur Robert L. Luddy captivated a full-house audience in Hardy Alumni Hall at Barton College with his discussion of bold vision, persistence, and sweat equity. Luddy, the founder and president of CaptiveAire, the nation’s leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems, was the featured speaker for the College’s recent BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education Lecture. Luddy laid out an extraordinary plan for beginning a business, step by step, for Barton’s School of Business students in the audience. It’s not a journey for the faint-hearted, but it’s definitely a journey worth the steps for those choosing to boldly enter entrepreneurship. He views entrepreneurship as a […]

Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series Focuses on 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on October 30

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WILSON, N.C. —October 24, 2017 — Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Bill Leonard, the James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Professor of Church History at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, as the featured speaker for the 2017 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series on Monday, Oct. 30, via webcast on campus. In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Dr. Leonard’s presentation will focus on “Luther and the Reformation: Captive to the Word.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. Enjoy Dr. Leonard’s live webcast in Hardy Alumni Hall presented in high definition with the facility’s newly installed dual screen […]

Barton College’s Tenth Annual “Day of Service” on October 18

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WILSON, N.C. — October 18, 2017 — Don’t be surprised to see a blur of gray t-shirts as Barton Bulldogs go zipping by on Wednesday morning, Oct. 18. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni in signature t-shirts headed out this morning to serve a multitude of local organizations during the College’s annual “Day of Service.” With more than 700 Barton participants signed up, students and professors at the College set aside books, and campus staff members and area alumni stepped away from desks, for the tenth annual “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community. Begun in 2008, this campus initiative supports Barton’s vision for its graduates to be […]

“Take Back The Night” Scheduled at Barton on Tuesday, October 17

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WILSON, N.C. — October 6, 2017 — Wilsonians and members of the surrounding communities are invited to join Barton College’s faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night: One Night, Never Silent, Ending Violence Together,” scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17. Co-sponsored by Barton College Student Health Services and the Wesley Shelter of Wilson, “Take Back The Night” is an annual program that raises awareness about domestic violence. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is encouraged to attend. That evening, participants will gather at 6 p.m. at the Aileen and Bill Parish Plaza at Howard Chapel. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton […]

“Echoes of the War” Opens the Barton Theatre Season Oct. 14-15

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WILSON, N.C. — October 5, 2017 — Theatre at Barton opens its 2017-2018 season with a special presentation of J.M. Barrie’s “Echoes of the War,” as a centennial anniversary tribute to the service men and women of World War I. The two performances, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m., will be held in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. Tickets will be sold at the door and online at barton.edu/theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, military and alumni, $6 for non-Barton students, and free of charge for Barton students, faculty, and staff. Seating is limited. For additional […]

Friends of Visual Arts Welcomes Artist-in-Residence James Everett Stanley for Series of October Art Events

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WILSON, N.C. —September 28, 2017 — October is shaping up to be a great month for art lovers, especially those with an interest in figurative painting. Barton College celebrates new Artist-in-Residence James Everett Stanley with a series of public events featuring the award-winning painter. His new exhibition, “Lands Seen and Unseen,” opens at the Barton Art Galleries on Thursday, Oct. 12, and runs through Tuesday, Nov 21. On Thursday, Oct. 12, the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host its annual FOVA Fall Lecture and Dinner. A wine and cheese reception with the artist will begin in the Barton Art Galleries at 5 p.m., followed by Stanley’s lecture at 6 […]

BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History to Open N.C. “Returning Over There: The U.S. and World War I” Symposium October 13-14

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WILSON, N.C. — August 29, 2017 — Barton College in Wilson is pleased to host North Carolina’s “Returning Over There: The U.S. and World War I” Symposium in conjunction with the College’s upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History. The symposium weekend will open with historian Dr. Mitchell Yockelson, archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration, as the featured speaker for the BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History on Friday, Oct. 13. His topic will be “Forty-Seven Days: How General Pershing and His Warriors Defeated the General Army at the Meuse Argonne.” A reception for the BB&T Lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus, followed […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony will Feature Dexter Ruffin for “Downtown” Concert on Oct. 5

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The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra, featuring local artist Dexter Ruffin, will present its annual “Downtown” concert Thursday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 100 Green Street in Wilson. There is no charge for the program, and the community is invited to attend. The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra opens every new concert season with an admission-free, off-campus event, designed to introduce itself to a wider audience. This year’s concert at the First United Methodist Church will feature Ruffin playing the sparkling Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra by Franz Joseph Haydn. “Dexter has been a powerful musical force in Wilson for many years, and it’s great […]

Library Friends Welcome Author, Columnist, and UNC-TV Host D. G. Martin for Fall Dinner/Lecture on October 3

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Deadline for reservations is Monday, Sept. 25. WILSON, N.C. — September 15, 2017 — Author, columnist, and UNC-TV host D.G. Martin will regale the audience with wit and wisdom, couched in his delightful style of storytelling, as he joins the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library and the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library for their jointly-sponsored 2017 Fall Dinner and Program on Tuesday, October 3. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. The event will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m., and the program immediately afterward. Books by the author will be […]