“Being Charley” Opens Honest and Heartfelt Conversations With Children

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WILSON, N.C. — May 15, 2020 — “Together, we can be different and still belong.” That’s the message of a new children’s book co-authored by autism expert and Barton College assistant professor and coordinator of the special education program, Dr. Morghan Bosch, and her mother, retired educator Dr. Karen Bosch. Geared for children ages four through eight, “Being Charley: Embracing Differences” relates the story of a Canada goose who is unlike his siblings, but this story is really for all ages. “I believe Charley is going to make such a difference in the lives of our next generation,” shares Dr. Morghan Bosch. “He will be the catalyst to help everyone realize, ‘We […]

Brantley’s “Galvanized” Has Readers at the First Paragraph

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WILSON, N.C. —  May 12, 2020 — “Everyone has a story, and the writer’s role is to tell it,” shares Southern author and Barton College professor Michael K. Brantley. His newest book, “Galvanized: The Odyssey of a Reluctant Carolina Confederate,” captures the essence of a turbulent time in this nation’s history through the story of his great-great-grandfather’s experience during and after the Civil War. The historical, non-fiction narrative includes, war, intrigue, peace, politics, and murder. “Galvanized” hit the shelves on May 1 and has already created a buzz regionally. Much of “Galvanized” is set in North Carolina and depicts the many twisting turns of Wright Stephen Batchelor’s journey through and […]

A Virtual Celebration and Blessing of our Graduates on May 9

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You are invited to join the Barton College Community for a virtual Celebration and Blessing of our Graduates.   The virtual celebration will be posted online for viewing on Saturday morning, May 9, 2020, beginning at 10 a.m.   You may access the Celebration and Blessing presentation at www.barton.edu/classof2020  The 2020 Commencement Exercises at Barton College will be held during the 2020 Fall Semester.

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 […]