Barton’s Annual Day of Scholarship Provides Students and Faculty an Opportunity to Showcase Research

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(Photo above represents students presenting during the 2019 Day of Scholarship.) WILSON, N.C. — April 7, 2020 — Alongside laptops and mobile devices and books and teaching notes, Barton College will host its 2020 Day of Scholarship presentations during the week of April 7-9, as students and professors gather virtually with administrators and staff to celebrate academic excellence. The best of the 2020 Day of Scholarship will be available for public viewing beginning Monday, April 13. “Day of Scholarship is a tradition at Barton College,” explains Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “As part of that tradition, we have gathered together once a year to welcome guest researchers, […]

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Barton College Chaplain Offers Comfort and Encouragement to Campus Community

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On Friday, our College Chaplain, David Finnegan-Hosey, shared this pastoral message with our campus community. We hope that it is also a message of comfort for our friends and broader community members during a time of uncertainty. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.” — Psalm 46 Dear Barton College Community, Peace be with you. I am holding each and every one of you in prayer and compassionate attention during this time […]

Sara Pedigo’s “Postscripts” Exhibition to Open in Barton Art Galleries on March 16

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WILSON, N.C. — March 16, 2020 — The spring semester is a great time for art lovers, especially those with an interest in observational painting. Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of artist Sara Pedigo’s new exhibition, “Postscripts,” in the Barton Art Galleries on Monday, March 16. The exhibition will be on view through Friday, April 17. Gallery hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. About the artist —  Sara Pedigo grew up in the American South. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2007. She currently serves as a professor and […]

Eyes on Main Street Features Works by Barton’s Susan Fecho

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Eyes on Main Street gallery presents the exhibition “Vulnerable,” featuring mixed-media collages and book arts works by artist and Barton art professor, Susan Fecho. The work will be on display beginning Friday, March 7, and will run through Sunday, April 19. An opening reception and gallery talk, featuring the artist, will be held Friday, March 13. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the gallery talk at 6 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Fecho is a prolific mixed–media artist, working in and combining textiles, paper, book arts, printmaking, collage, painting, illustration. Her artwork is always […]

Barton Chaplain Publishes New Book “Grace is a Pre-Existing Condition: Faith, Systems, and Mental Healthcare”

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Wilson, N.C. – March 1, 2020 – Barton College Chaplain and local author David Finnegan-Hosey celebrates the release of his new book, “Grace is a Pre-Existing Condition: Faith, Systems, and Mental Healthcare.” Finnegan-Hosey’s latest book emerges from his experiences with mental health struggles and the healthcare system. Having been diagnosed in 2011 with a disorder deemed a pre-existing condition, Finnegan-Hosey traces the connections between personal stories, mental health advocacy, and Christian faith. Along the way, he highlights the surprisingly theological language, which underpins our modern healthcare system, and the ways in which a more healthy theological conversation can help heal the brokenness of that system. One of the issues raised […]

A Day of Enrichment at Barton College Features Lectures by Two Distinguished Scholars

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WILSON, N.C. — March 3, 2020 — Barton College’s Light of Life Series is pleased to present “A Day of Enrichment,” on Tuesday, March 10. This day will provide a time for learning, renewal, and reflection for clergy, church lay leaders, and the general public. Two distinguished scholars, Dr. Judith Newman and Dr. Patrick Reyes, will be the featured lecturers for this highly anticipated spring event that will include one of Barton’s endowed spring religion lectureships as well as the more recently established Light of Life Series Lecture. Barton College’s Light of Life Series was begun as an initiative by President Douglas N. Searcy, as a way to reach out to the […]

17th Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled for Wednesday, March 4

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WILSON, N.C. — February 13, 2020 — The 17th annual Caregiver Education Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 4, in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Dementia Alliance (formerly Alzheimer’s North Carolina), and the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program will again partner to present the conference. The Barton conference, and the series of caregiver conferences conducted across North Carolina, owe their origin to the late Joseph D. Russell, M.D. This year’s conference is dedicated to Sarah Poole Russell, Dr. Russell’s wife, who passed away […]

Barton Chaplain Releases New Book, Helps Forgive Medical Debt

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Wilson, N.C. – February 24, 2020 – Barton College Chaplain and local author David Finnegan-Hosey will celebrate the release of his new book, “Grace is a Pre-Existing Condition: Faith, Systems, and Mental Healthcare,” with a book launch and signing at First Christian Church of Wilson on Friday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale at the event for a cost of $15 each. Finnegan-Hosey’s latest book emerges from his experiences with mental health struggles and the healthcare system. Having been diagnosed in 2011 with a disorder deemed a  pre-existing condition, Finnegan-Hosey traces the connections between personal stories, […]

Barton Among 24 Colleges to Explore Ethics in Agriculture in NCICU’s 9th Annual Ethics Bowl

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  RALEIGH, NC – February 20, 2020 — Barton College’s Ethics Bowl Team (Haley Oliver of Middlesex, Malinda Smith of New Bern, Tehira Nash of Raleigh, and Kaydene Powell of Garner) will join students from 24 private college campuses across North Carolina to participate in the 9th Annual Ethics Bowl hosted by North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). The event will be held February 21 and 22 at the North Carolina Legislative Complex in Raleigh. The topic this year is “Ethics in Agriculture.”   “The Ethics Bowl is both academically challenging and a personally rewarding experience for our students,” said NCICU president Hope Williams. “Determining ethical responses to complex […]

The Miracle Worker Comes to the Barton Theatre Stage February 21-23

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UPDATE — As a result of the Winter Advisory for Wilson County, the Thursday evening performance of “The Miracle Worker” has been canceled. Those planning to attend the Friday or Saturday evening performances, or the Sunday afternoon performance, are encouraged to reserve tickets in advance at https://www.barton.edu/theatre/tickets/ WILSON, N.C. — February 20, 2020 — Theatre at Barton is pleased to present “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson, as this dramatic production traces the life story of Helen Keller and her relentless, devoted young teacher, Annie Sullivan. Because of the Winter Advisory for Wilson County, the show will delay its opening until Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Family Theatre […]