Theatre at Barton Presents A Christmas Cabaret on December 8-9

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WILSON, N.C. — November 28, 2017 — Theatre at Barton closes out the 2017 calendar year with an encore presentation of last year’s holiday hit, “A Christmas Cabaret!” These performances of classic holiday entertainment will brighten Barton’s stage in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus for two evenings only, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9, at 7:30 p.m. “‘A Christmas Cabaret’ will help the whole family ring in the season, and promises to be a welcome diversion for our students as they finish with classes and tumble headlong into finals,” shared Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at Barton. “Come join our talented Barton students, faculty, staff, and community members on this festive evening of […]

President Emeritus Dr. James B. Hemby, Jr. — His Life Remembered

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Dr. James B. Hemby, Jr., President Emeritus of Barton College Barton College lost one of her favorite sons on Thursday, November 16, 2017, with the passing of Dr. James B. Hemby, Jr., President Emeritus of Barton College, at the age of 83. He leaves behind a legacy of service and leadership that can be matched by few in the College’s 115-year history. He was a gentleman of strong spirit and character, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and a faithful and dedicated servant of Barton College. Having served the College during a 40-year tenure under both its names of Atlantic Christian and Barton College, Dr. Hemby held a host of roles, […]

The Senior Art Exhibition Will Open in the Lula E. Rackley Gallery on Nov. 30

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Cover image — “Desert Dala,” an oil on wood painting by Kate Barnes WILSON, N.C. — November 16, 2017 — A thought-provoking and intriguing mixture of painting, graphic design, audio recording technology, and documentary is coming to the Lula E. Rackley Gallery in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus. The Senior Exhibition, spanning the program’s concentrations, will showcase the work of three graduating seniors, Kate Barnes, Shannon Casto, and Brandon Olivera, from the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts. Barton Art Galleries will host an opening reception for the Senior Exhibition on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4-6 p.m. Gallery Talks by each senior will begin at 5 p.m. […]

Barton Ushers In The 2017 Christmas Season on Nov. 28

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WILSON, N.C. — November 16, 2017 — Mark your calendars for the annual Lighting of the Luminaries and the Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols, long-standing traditions for the Barton College community, as the campus ushers in the 2017 Christmas season on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration of events on campus. The holiday celebration will begin with a candlelit dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m. Cost for the meal is $8 for adults and $5 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 4 p.m., students will begin lighting 2,500 luminaries across […]

Thomas Pandolfi Returns to Perform With the Barton College/Wilson Symphony on Sunday, Nov. 19

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WILSON, N.C. — November 6, 2017 — Acclaimed American pianist Thomas Pandolfi returns to the Barton College stage to join the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra for its annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will feature Pandolfi performing Rachmaninoff’s beloved “Piano Concerto No. 2.” “It’s great to have Thomas back at Barton for this concert,” said Peterson. “Many people will remember his two previous concerts here. His performances were magnificent, and the audiences loved his dynamic encores.” The Orchestra’s performance selections also will include Edvard Grieg’s hauntingly beautiful “Peer Gynt Suite No.1.” […]

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 […]