Barton Makes Its Mark in National “Healthy Campus Initiative”

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WILSON, N.C. — December 3, 2019 — Barton has made great strides this fall semester since joining 77 other institutions in the Partnership for a Healthier America’s “Healthy Campus Initiative.” In fact, as a participant in the National Healthy Campus Week Challenge held in late September, Barton College won the largest physical activity challenge grand prize. With a total of 216 participants in attendance, Barton won by the largest percentage per student population. Partnership for a Healthier America is a nonprofit organization in which former First Lady Michelle Obama serves as the Honorary Chair. Barton beat 77 other institutions in the Partnership’s national campus challenge, including major universities such as N.C. State […]

Theatre at Barton’s Holiday Cabaret Presents “The 1940’s Radio Christmas Show” on December 7

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One show only!  Don’t miss this holiday treat! WILSON, N.C. — December 1, 2019 — It’s the most wonderful time of the year as Theatre at Barton presents its Holiday Cabaret production of “The 1940’s Radio Christmas Show.” The Kennedy Family Theatre will be transformed into the WKFT Radio Station, and theatre guests will celebrate the season as members of a special “studio audience.” Don’t miss this holiday treat for the whole family as there is only one performance on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets in advance online at www.barton.edu/theatre, Adult $12, and Senior, Military, Child $6 each, or bring an unwrapped toy to donate for admission […]

Join Barton College for Luminaries, Lessons, and Carols on December 3

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WILSON, N.C. — December 1, 2019 — Crisscrossed walkways lined with luminaries, carved turkey and dressing served with all the trimmings, 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 2019 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, Dec. 3. The surrounding community is invited to join the festive celebration. There is no charge for the outdoor or choir programs, and there is only […]

“Outside the Lines” Senior Exhibition at Barton Art Galleries Opening on December 2

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Featured painting above – “Torn Landscape” by Reina Marie Abruzzo WILSON, N.C. — December 1, 2019 — Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of the Fall 2019 Senior Exhibition “Outside the Lines” with an Opening Reception to be held on Monday evening, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on campus. In collaboration with this evening, there also will be the Barton College Juried Student Exhibition. These events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Seniors within the School of Visual, Performing and Communications Arts will showcase their works or representations of […]

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/