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Theatre at Barton presents a “Holiday Cabaret” on December 3

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WILSON, N.C. — November 19, 2022 — Tis the season to be merry as Theatre at Barton presents a “Holiday Cabaret.” The annual holiday theatre event is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College. Join Theatre at Barton as they celebrate this joyous season with festive stories, traditions, and favorite holiday musical classics. This festive program will feature the Moonlight Swing Band and will showcase performances by talented students, faculty, and members of the Barton College family. Theatre at Barton will also welcome Chris Hagan as a guest artist, along with other members of the musical community sharing their holiday spirit. “Holiday Cabaret” will […]

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Barton’s Fall 2022 Senior Exhibition and Annual Juried Exhibition Opens December 1 with Reception

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WILSON, N.C. — November 18, 2022 — Barton College is pleased to announce the Fall 2022 Senior Exhibition and the Annual Juried Exhibition will open on Thursday, December 1, in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building. A reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. for both exhibitions. Four seniors within the School of Visual, Performing, and Communications Arts will have their work on view in the Barton Art Galleries through December 9. Those seniors representing the Mass Communications, and Visual Arts programs include — Ian D’meza of Miami, Fla., plans to graduate in May 2023 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Communications. Ashley Duran of Goldsboro plans to […]

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Luminaries, and Lessons and Carols Will Usher in the 2022 Christmas Season on November 29

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WILSON, N.C. — November 17, 2022 — Crisscrossed walkways lined with luminaries, 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 2022 Lighting of the Luminaries, the Blessing and Lighting of the Christmas Tree, and An Evening of Lessons and Carols. Ushering in the Christmas season, this longstanding Barton tradition will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Beginning at 6 p.m., the surrounding community is invited to join the festive celebration on Barton’s campus with the annual Blessing and Lighting of the […]

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Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s 2022 Fall Concert Scheduled for November 20

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WILSON, N.C. — November 10, 2022 — Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s 2022-2023 season will open with its Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus. Guest conductor and violinist Christopher Ellis will lead the Barton College/Wilson Symphony in a concert featuring pianist Dexter Ruffin performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major. Additional selections in the concert will include Mozart’s Symphony No. 20 in D major, and Adagio in E major for Violin and Orchestra. Reserving seats in advance is preferred. Tickets for reserved seating are $10 per person or by season ticket. For additional information and to make reservations, contact Bonnie LoSchiavo […]

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Barton’s Friends of Visual Arts Welcomes CAM Exhibitions Curator Liz Hull to Speak on November 15

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WILSON, N.C. — November 3, 2022 — The Barton Art Galleries at Barton College is excited to host the Friends of Visual Arts Fall Lecture featuring Liz Hull, Exhibitions Curator at CAM (Contemporary Art Museum) in Raleigh. The event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m., in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. For additional information, please contact the Barton Art Galleries at artgalleries@barton.edu or call 252-399-6476. About the Speaker — A native of Tarboro, Hull graduated from Hollins University in 2003, with a Bachelor of Fine […]

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Theatre at Barton presents “The Night I Died at the Palace Theatre” November 10-13

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WILSON, N.C. — November 3, 2022 — The cast is about to rehearse the final scene of a thrilling murder mystery when the director is discovered on the set. Dead. A victim of his own play. Come to the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College for some fun and mayhem as the accusations fly and everyone is a suspect in “The Night I Died in the Palace Theatre” by Pat Cook. Performances are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday evenings, Nov. 10-12, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. Advance reservations are required. Visit www.barton.edu/theatre to reserve tickets: $12 adults; $6 child, senior, and military; and $10 Barton Faculty/Staff. Barton […]

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Barton’s Clash of the Bulldogs Raises Funds to Support Student-Athletes

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WILSON, N.C. — October 27, 2022 — Barton College’s inaugural “Clash of the Bulldogs” was a great success! A total of $167,486 was raised from more than 1,200 donors making almost 1,700 gifts. These gifts will enhance the athletic experience for Barton’s 690 student-athletes during the 2022-2023 academic year. The week-long, athletic-focused fundraising campaign, led by the Office of Institutional Advancement in collaboration with Barton Athletics, engaged the College’s 24 NCAA DII teams in friendly but spirited competition, as they each raised awareness and financial support for a chosen initiative to directly benefit their team. The funds raised during this campaign allow Barton College to fulfill the ever-changing needs of our student-athletes and […]

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Hustle for Health 5K Planned in Partnership with N.C. Whirligig Festival

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WILSON, N.C. — October 25, 2022 — In partnership with the N.C. Whirligig Festival, the Barton College “Hustle for Health 5K Run/Walk and Community Health Fair” on November 5-6 is sponsored by the Healthcare+ HOSA cohort at Barton College, Wilson Primary Care, and BartonFit. Come enjoy a fun, informative event designed to keep you healthy and active! The Community Health Fair event will be located on Douglas Street within the Whirligig Festival in Historic Downtown Wilson, on both Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5-6. Community Health Fair vendors will include the Carolina Family Health Center, the Barton Kinesiology Program, Southeastern Healthcare of N.C., Vitality Nutrition, and more. The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9 […]

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2022 Barton College Homecoming Weekend Scheduled for Oct. 28-29

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WILSON, N.C. — October 24, 2022 — Barton College’s 2022 Homecoming Weekend (Oct. 28-29) is just around the corner!  Atlantic Christian/Barton alumni and Bulldog fans from across the region will be welcomed to campus for a great weekend of activities that begins on Friday, Oct. 28, with the annual Alumni Golf Tournament at Wilson Country Club. The tournament is expected to host 23 teams for a fun 18 holes. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship. Back by popular demand is the Bulldog Bash at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park on Friday evening from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Barton/ACC alumni, employees, current students, friends and supporters of […]

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Artist-in-Residence Joseph Rafferty Focuses on “Artists and Americans” in Fall Exhibition Oct. 17-Nov. 23

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WILSON, N.C. — October 3, 2022 — Barton College welcomes Artist-in-Residence Joseph Rafferty with a series of public events featuring the artist and his work. His exhibition, “Artists and Americans,” will open in the Barton Art Galleries on Monday, Oct. 17, and run through Wednesday, Nov. 23. An Opening Reception for the artist and his work will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5-7 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries, with a gallery talk by the artist at 6 p.m. The reception and lecture are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Rafferty will be in residence through October 29 and will host […]