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Theatre at Barton Presents: A Christmas Cabaret on Dec. 9

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WILSON, N.C. — November 22, 2016 — Theatre at Barton closes out the 2016 calendar year with a celebration of the season in its first-ever Christmas Cabaret. This evening of holiday-themed entertainment will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton College campus. The show, designed to delight the young and old alike, will provide a welcomed diversion from the hustle and bustle of shopping. “Come join our talented Barton students, faculty, and staff, and community members on this festive evening of song, dance, and the occasional shenanigan…and, if you have a mind to join in, you will have opportunities,” shared Adam Twiss, […]

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Lighting of the Luminaries and Service of Christmas Lessons & Carols Planned for Nov. 29

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There is no charge for the outdoor program or the choir program. WILSON, N.C. — November 22, 2016 — The Lighting of the Luminaries and the Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols, long-standing traditions for the Barton College community, will usher in the 2016 Christmas season on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration of events on campus. The celebration will begin with a festive candlelight dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m. Cost only for the meal is $7 for adults and $5 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 4 p.m., students […]

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100-Year-Old Diploma Gifted Back To Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — November 14, 2016 — A 100-year-old gift recently made to Barton College has stirred great interest and conversation on campus this fall, especially during the recent Homecoming Weekend celebration. The thoughtful and heartwarming gift from James Van Taylor III, M.D., of Wilson, is a 1916 Atlantic Christian College diploma that was awarded to Sallie Hadley Bunting in the spring of that year. Mrs. Bunting is the late maternal grandmother of Dr. Taylor. While Barton has some wonderful examples of early-awarded diplomas in its archives, the gift of this diploma is particularly meaningful to the College because of its century anniversary this year. “We are incredibly appreciative of this gift […]

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John Lee Named New Chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees

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WILSON, N.C. — November 14, 2016 — Barton College is pleased to announce the recently elected appointment of John F. Lee as Chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees. Lee was officially installed as Chair at the fall 2016 meeting of the Barton College Board of Trustees. He follows fellow trustee Dr. Gregg A. DeMar of Connecticut, who served as Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2011-2016. “John Lee’s election as our new Chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees is a testament of the Board’s confidence in the leadership of this distinguished trustee who has demonstrated a steadfast commitment and dedication to Barton College for the past 26 […]

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Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Feature Pianist Beth Levin on Sunday, Nov. 20

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WILSON, N.C. — November 11, 2016 — Renowned pianist Beth Levin returns to the Barton stage for her fourth appearance with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. The orchestra’s annual fall concert, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will be held in Barton College’s Kennedy Family Theatre on campus. Levin and the orchestra will perform Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 20 in d-minor, and the orchestra will also present Haydn’s “Symphony No. 45,” often called “The Farewell Symphony,” as a result of the unusual final movement where the orchestra is instructed to leave the stage one by one until there are only two players left […]

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Hispanic Writers & Artists Series Welcomes Historian and Cook Luisa Fernanda Acosta on November 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Oct. 31, 2016 — Preserving culinary tradition is a testament to the importance of food and its preparation in all cultures around the world. On Monday, Nov. 14, Colombian historian and cook Luisa Fernanda Acosta will share how she is “Safeguarding the Traditional Columbian Cuisine” during her presentation for Barton College’s Hispanic Writers & Artists Series. Sponsored by the Barton College School of Humanities, this event will be held on campus in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7 p.m. It is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Acosta has a great deal of experience in community work relating […]

Front row, seated, from left: Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College; and Dr. Lane Mills, Superintendent of Wilson County Schools
Back row, standing, from left: Eric Davis, Chief Operations Officer for Wilson County Schools; Dr. Jackie Ennis, Barton College Dean of the School of Education; and Dr. Gary Daynes, Barton College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Barton’s Master of School Administration Program and the WCS Aspiring Administrators Program Create Partnership

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(Photo caption:  Front row, seated, from left: Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College; and Dr. Lane Mills, Superintendent of Wilson County Schools. Back row, standing, from left: Eric Davis, Chief Operations Officer for Wilson County Schools; Dr. Jackie Ennis, Barton College Dean of the School of Education; and Dr. Gary Daynes, Barton College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs) WILSON, N.C. — October 26, 2016 — Educators with Wilson County Schools (WCS) have a new opportunity to reach their professional goals. Barton College and WCS are pleased to announce a partnership between the College’s School of Education Master of School Administration Program and the School System’s Aspiring Administrators Program. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, […]

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Barton Welcomes Peter Makuck for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on October 24

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WILSON, N.C. – October 17, 2016 — Barton College will welcome author and poet Peter Makuck for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Monday. Oct. 24. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend. Twice winner of the annual Brockman-Campbell Award for best book of poetry published by a North Carolinian (1988, 2011), Peter Makuck has authored five volumes of poetry; the last is “Long Lens: New & Selected Poems” (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2010).  Forthcoming in October 2016 from the same publisher is […]

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“All in the Timing and Other Outrageous Short Comedies” Opens the Theatre Season October 20-23

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WILSON, N.C. — October 12, 2016 — Theatre at Barton College opens its 2016-2017 season with “All in the Timing and Other Outrageous Short Comedies” by award-winning American playwright David Ives. Performances will be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23 at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. Tickets will be sold at the door and online at barton.edu/theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, military and alumni, $6 for non-Barton students, and free of charge for Barton students, faculty, and staff. A witty collection of short comedies, “All in the Timing” was first produced in […]

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“From Burns and Bibles to Barton Bulldogs” — the Focus of the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room Symposium on October 20

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WILSON, N.C. — October 12, 2016 — “From Burns and Bibles to Barton Bulldogs: Using Rare Books for Teaching and Learning at Barton College” will be the focus of the third annual K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room Symposium at Barton College on Thursday, Oct. 20. The symposium, to be held in the Willis N. Hackney Library from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., will welcome noted featured speakers as well as faculty/student presentations. The program is open to the public free of charge and the community is invited to attend. The symposium schedule will begin with a reception at 3 p.m. followed by keynote speaker John Lawrence, Head of the North […]