Barton Makes a Special Delivery to Jones County Schools

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WILSON, N.C. — December 11, 2018 — Perhaps Jones County Schools would say that its silver lining following Hurricane Florence may have been tinged with a little bit of royal blue. That would be the hope of Barton College Bulldogs who rallied to help Barton alumnus superintendent Dr. Michael Bracy and his school system following the devastating aftermath of the hurricane. Those Barton Bulldogs were led by the College’s School of Education professors and education majors, who empathized with the challenges facing a school system that had lost so much — from severe damage to school facilities to the loss of teaching resources and materials. So, following this kind of damage, where […]

Theatre at Barton and Theatre Raleigh Present “Oh, What a Holy Night — A Christmas Cabaret” on December 7-8

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WILSON, N.C. — November 16, 2018 — Ring in this holiday season at Barton College’s Kennedy Family Theatre with “Oh, What a Holy Night,” Theatre Raleigh’s very own Christmas Cabaret. This evening of festive musical entertainment, co-sponsored by Theatre at Barton and Theatre Raleigh and produced by Lauren Kennedy, will feature a wonderfully talented professional cast of actors, singers, dancers and musicians. 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. 7-8, at 7:30 p.m. Once again Theatre at Barton will be partnering with Toys for Tots this Christmas season, and tickets for this show will free with the […]

Luminaries, Lessons, and Carols Usher In the Christmas Season at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — November 27, 2018 — 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 awaited all who joined the Barton College community for the much anticipated 2018 Lighting of the Luminaries and the Service of Lessons and Carols. Ushering in the Christmas season, this longstanding Barton tradition was held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, and the surrounding community was invited to join the festive celebration. The holiday celebration began with a candlelit dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at […]

Solomon Eichner to Return for Barton College / Wilson Symphony’s Fall Concert on November 18

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WILSON, N.C. — November 1, 2018 — Acclaimed American pianist Solomon Eichner returns to the Barton College stage to join the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra for its annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will feature Dr. Eichner performing Chopin’s scintillating Piano Concerto No. 2. “When Solomon performed here two years ago, he really wowed our Wilson audience,” said Peterson. “Our original plan was to perform the Chopin concerto at that concert, but he had to prepare the Liszt concerto for a competition in England. Finally, we get the opportunity to complete […]

Theatre at Barton Opens the 2018-19 Season with Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” November 8-11

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WILSON, N.C. — November 1, 2018 — Take a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, a slipper as pure as gold…add a sinister wolf, a raging giant, a pair of lovelorn princes, and a handful of magic beans…shake vigorously, and you just may have one of the most beloved musicals of our generation! The Kennedy Family Theatre opens its 10th season with Stephen Sondheim’s modern classic, “Into the Woods.” Theatre at Barton’s fall show, directed by Sherry Lee Allen, opens on Thursday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. Additional […]

Sigma Phi Epsilon Shines a Light on Breast Cancer Awareness in October

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WILSON, N.C. — October 25, 2018 — The brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon at Barton College chose to shine a very personal light on Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October. Instead of raising dollars to send to a cancer research foundation this year, the brothers reached out to connect with a breast cancer patient in the Wilson community, Kiayuana Evans. On Evans’ GoFundMe® site, she shares that she felt like her life was over when she found out that she had breast cancer in August 2018. She said she was mad, hurt, scared, and confused. Then, Evans said reality set in, and she knew she had to beat this. She began […]

Barton Art Galleries Welcomes Sommelier Inez Ribustello for Wine Tasting and Lecture on October 23

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WILSON, N.C. — October 2, 2018 — In a toast to artist-in-residence Donald Martin, the Barton Art Galleries will host a wine tasting in Case Art Building on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., featuring renowned sommelier Inez Ribustello, co-owner of On the Square restaurant and wine bar in historic downtown Tarboro. Advance reservations for the wine tasting are required, and guests aged 21 and older are invited to attend. The cost is $25 per person, which may be paid by cash or check at the event. Non-alcoholic selections and food will also be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts. For more […]

Barton College’s 11th Annual Day of Service Held on October 17

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WILSON, N.C. — We wouldn’t be surprised if you saw a blur of blue t-shirts zipping by as Barton Bulldogs headed out to their assigned service sites on Wednesday morning, Oct. 17. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni in their signature t-shirts served a multitude of local organizations during the College’s annual “Day of Service.” With more than 800 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 eleventh annual “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community. And, this year, the College even had teams who headed east to the towns […]

Barton College to Host “Take Back The Night” on October 16

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WILSON, N.C. — October 11, 2018 — Members of the Wilson community 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. 16. This event is sponsored and hosted by Barton College Student Health Services, in collaboration with the Wesley Shelter of Wilson, “Take Back The Night” is an annual program on campus 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. […]

Barton Will Host Author Daniel Wallace for the Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture on Oct. 16

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WILSON, N.C. — October 1, 2018 — Barton College will welcome fiction writer Daniel Wallace as the featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The program will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The author of six novels, Wallace’s “Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions,” was made into a motion picture by Tim Burton in 2003, and a musical version hit Broadway in 2013. Other novels include “Ray in Reverse,” “The Watermelon King,” “The Kings and Queens […]