Barton College / Wilson Symphony’s Fall Concert to Feature Classic Mozart Favorites on November 24

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WILSON, N.C. —October 30, 2019 — Acclaimed French horn soloist Grace Salyards will return to Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra for its annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will feature Salyards performing Mozart’s humorously brilliant Horn Concerto No. 3. “For two years, Grace served as an extraordinary principal horn player for the Barton College/Wilson Symphony, but, sadly, she has relocated to Pennsylvania,” shared Peterson. “We are fortunate to have her return to Barton this fall as a guest artist,” said Peterson. “Since Mozart wrote this concerto for his close friend, the music […]

Barton Welcomes Tyree Daye for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on November 19

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WILSON, N.C. — October 30, 2019 — Barton College will welcome poet Tyree Daye for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Monday. Nov. 19. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall on campus. This event is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend. Daye is the author of two poetry collections, “River Hymns,” a 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize winner, and “Cardinal,” forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2020. He published two chapbooks, “What You and the Devil Do to Stay Warm” (2015) and “Sea Island Blues” (2014). His work has appeared in “Prairie Schooner,” “The New York […]

Theatre at Barton Presents Godspell November 7-10

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WILSON, N.C. — October 30, 2019 — Theatre at Barton is thrilled to present “Godspell,” which features a clever script and pop rock music, based on the gospel of Matthew. Originally conceived by John-Michael Tebelek in 1970, this concept was used for a directing project while he attended graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University. The musical score was written by Stephen Schwartz, known for the famed shows “Wicked,” “Pippin,” ”Children of Eden,” and for movies including “Prince of Egypt,” “Pocahontas,” among others. “Godspell” will open on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College. Additional performances will be held on Friday and Saturday […]

Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series Welcomes Dr. Emerson B. Powery to Discuss “Use of the Bible in Slave Narratives” on November 5

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WILSON, N.C. – October 30, 2019 — Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Emerson B. Powery, Professor of Biblical Studies at Messiah College, as the featured speaker for the 2019 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The title of his lecture is “Reading the Bible in an Age of Protest: The ‘Freedom Narratives’ as a Collective Witness.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel. This program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Dr. Powery received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lee University, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological […]

Barton Invites the Wilson Community to Join in “Giving Thanks for Hope”

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WILSON, N.C. — October 25, 2019 — Barton College is excited to host “Giving Thanks for Hope,” a community-wide food and supplies drive to provide much needed support for Hope Station’s food pantry, men’s shelter, and its new Westview House family shelter that has just opened in Wilson. The food and supplies drive will run from October 28 through November 12, with the drop-off date for the collected items on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Electric Supply Company Field on the Barton campus. Barton welcomes individuals, schools, companies, and area organizations to join in this united effort to support Hope Station, as they serve disadvantaged individuals and families in Wilson. This event […]

A.C.C. and Barton Alumni Celebrate Homecoming 2019

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WILSON, N.C. — October 23, 2019 —  Bound by ties of friendship and a profound love for their alma mater, Bulldogs from near and far returned to the campus of Barton College for Homecoming Weekend 2019 on October 18-20. (For Homecoming photo albums and the Alumni Awards Breakfast video, visit www.barton.edu/homecoming/  

Barton Receives $2.5 million for Naming of Stadium at Electric Supply Company Field and to Enhance Workforce Development

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WILSON, N.C. — October 19, 2019 — Barton College is pleased to announce remarkable gifts from BB&T and the BB&T Charitable Fund. Two million dollars, from BB&T, will be earmarked for the naming of a new stadium at Electric Supply Company Field. An additional $500,000, from the BB&T Charitable Fund, will be reserved for a strategic partnership between Barton College and BB&T to support and enhance local and regional workforce development.   “We at Barton College are gratified by this extraordinary gift and for the belief in our mission and vision that it represents,” noted Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College. “I, personally, appreciate the leadership of Kelly King […]

Library Friends Groups Jointly Welcome Author Terry Roberts to Wilson on October 29

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WILSON, N.C. — October 8, 2019 — The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library and the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library are delighted to host author and educator Terry Roberts as the featured speaker for their collaborative Fall Dinner and Lecture, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. The evening will begin with a wine reception and book signing 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 6:30 p.m. Books by the author will be sold during the book signing, as well as after the program, when Roberts, again, will be available for signing. Admission to the event is $35 for all guests. For additional […]

Barton’s Friends of Visual Arts Welcomes Artist Stacey L. Kirby to Speak on October 24

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WILSON, N.C. — October 8, 2019 — The Barton Art Galleries at Barton College is excited to host the Friends of Visual Arts” Fall Lecture featuring Durham-based artist Stacey L. Kirby. The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m., in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on campus. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. For more than a decade, Kirby has combined installation and performance to create “performative interactions” in alternative, private, and public spaces. Her work addresses identity, citizenship, and civil rights. Kirby believes in freedom through creative embodiment and invites visitors to […]

Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Welcomes New York Times’ Best Selling Author Therese Ann Fowler on October 22

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WILSON, N.C. — October 7, 2019 — Barton College will welcome Therese Ann Fowler as the featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The program will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Fowler is the “New York Times” bestselling author of “A Well-Behaved Woman” (2018), a Southern Book Prize for Fiction finalist. This biographical novel tells the story of Alva Smith Vanderbilt, who defied conventions after marrying into one of America’s Gilded Age dynasties. Her novel “Z” (2013) gives a […]