The Reverend Naomi Tutu to Speak at Barton College’s 117th Commencement On May 11

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WILSON, N.C. — April 9, 2019 — Barton College is pleased to announce the Reverend Canon Nontombi Naomi Tutu, Missioner for Racial and Economic Equity at the Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville, as the featured speaker at the 117th annual Commencement Exercises of Barton College scheduled for Saturday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m. We are delighted to welcome Reverend Naomi Tutu to campus as our featured speaker for the 2019 Commencement Exercises,” said Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton College. “The depth and breadth of her international experience, as she has faithfully championed diversity and reconciliation throughout her ministry, provides a unique perspective for her to share with our campus […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony To Feature Acclaimed Cello Soloist Glenn Fischbach on April 28

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WILSON, N.C. — March 27, 2019 — Acclaimed cellist Glenn Fischbach will join the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra for its Spring Concert on Sunday, April 28. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. Mark N. Peterson, director of music at Barton College, will be conducting. Fischbach will be performing Edward Elgar’s profoundly dramatic Cello Concerto in E minor. “Glenn played a wonderful concert with us ten years ago,” said music director Mark Peterson. “His choice of the Elgar concerto fits in beautifully with our concert of music by English composers. This is a great opportunity for our public to hear this important concerto.” Elgar […]

Senior Exhibition for Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts Opens on Saturday, April 27

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WILSON, N.C. — March 28, 2019 — Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 Senior Exhibition, on view beginning Saturday, April 27. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday evening, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on campus. In collaboration with this festive evening, there also will be the music performance “The Radio Room,” featuring Drew Armstrong, in the Kennedy Family Theatre at 8 p.m. 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 […]

Barton Welcomes Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Khadija Al-Salami for a Screening of “Child War Reporters” on April 16

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WILSON, N.C. — April 2, 2019 — Try to imagine the story of war told from a child’s perspective. How do these horrific experiences shape a child’s point of view? Plan to join Barton College in welcoming award-winning documentary filmmaker, director, and author Khadija Al-Salami to the campus for a screening of her 52-minute documentary “Child War Reporters.” The screening, followed by a Q&A session and reception, will be held on Tuesday, April 16, from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. In a brief synopsis of the […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 13

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WILSON, N.C. — March 22, 2019 — Make plans to attend the annual “Walking into April Poetry Day” to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 13, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. This year brings another distinguished group of poets to celebrate the written word in the spirit of Sam Ragan. Featured writers for the “Walking into April” morning session are Lewis Bowling and Phillip Shabazz. The afternoon will feature Deborah Doolittle, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina, and the Gilbert-Chappell student poets. “Walking into April” is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series. The program is open to […]

“Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Contested Legacy of Resistance” will be the focus of Barton’s Light of Life Series on April 4

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WILSON, N.C. — MARCH 27, 2019 — Barton College’s “Light of Life Series” provides occasions for learning and dialogue about matters vital to life within our communities as enriched by our faith perspectives. This spring, Barton is excited to expand the reach of this significant conversation as the College welcomes the Reverend Dr. Robert C. Saler, Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Excellence at Christian Theological Seminary, as the Light of Life Series’ featured speaker on Thursday, April 4. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel on the Barton campus. Dr. Saler’s presentation will focus on “Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Contested Legacy of Resistance.” […]

Robert Burns Symposium Scheduled for April 1 at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — March 22, 2019 — Barton College’s Willis N. Hackney Library is pleased to present the Robert Burns Symposium as part of the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room / Special Collections annual programming on Monday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m. The featured keynote speaker will be Dr. K.D. Kennedy, Jr., a trustee emeritus of Barton College and CEO of Electric Supply Company. The symposium will be held in the Willis N. Hackney Library and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. The symposium program will include a brief welcome by Dr. Douglas Searcy, president of Barton College, followed by the Burns presentation. […]

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“Cynthia Bringle and Friends” Ceramic Arts Exhibition Opens In Barton Art Galleries March 18

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WILSON, N.C. — March 6, 2019 — Ceramics will be the focus of an extraordinary exhibition of works opening this spring in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. The “Cynthia Bringle and Friends” exhibition will provide an opportunity to view the works of one of North Carolina’s most recognized and celebrated Ceramic artists, Cynthia Bringle, and three of her artist friends: ceramicists Rebekah Strickland, Gertrude Graham “Gay” Smith, and Susan Feagin. The exhibition will run from March 18 through April 18, with several events planned in collaboration with the art show. On Thursday, March 21, the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts […]

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Alumnus David McGehee Reads from His First Novel for Writers Series on March 18

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Barton College alumnus David McGehee (’69) will read from his first novel, Cedar Birds, as part of the Victor R. Small Writers Series on Monday, March 18, 2019, at 7 p.m., in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center.   Cedar Birds examines the beliefs of the coastal Carolina Indians, particularly the Coree, honoring their connection with all living things.The narrator returns from the Vietnam War a changed man, ready to ponder the spiritualism of the shaman as he comes to terms with his own sense of identity.   For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Godwin in the School of Humanities at 252-399-6364 or at rlgodwin@barton.edu.

16th Annual Caregiver Education Conference at Barton College on Wednesday, March 6

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WILSON, N.C. — February 13, 2019 — The 16th annual Caregiver Education Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 6, in the Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Dementia Alliance of North Carolina (formerly Alzheimer’s North Carolina), and the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program will again partner to present the conference. The Barton conference, and the series of caregiver conferences conducted across North Carolina, owe their origin to the late Joseph D. Russell, M.D. This year’s conference is dedicated to Sarah Poole Russell, Dr. Russell’s […]