Illusionistic Paintings will be the Focus of Barton Art Galleries’ “Ripple Drift” Exhibition Opening March 16

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Opening Reception and Lecture on March 16 (Open to the Public at no Charge) FOVA Dinner on March 16 (Advance Reservations Required) WILSON, N.C. — February 10, 2017 — Paintings created to break the barrier between the illusionistic space and the physical surface of the work will be the focus of a remarkable exhibition opening this spring in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. Elise Ferguson’s “Ripple Drift” in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery and Lula E. Rackley Gallery will provide a thought provoking experience for viewers as they observe a body of work created without perfection in mind. The emphasis will be placed on color and […]

14th Annual Caregiver Education Conference at Barton College on March 7

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WILSON, N.C. — February 13, 2016 — The 14th annual Caregiver Education Conference “Navigating the Dementia Maze” will be held on Tuesday, March 7, in the Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Alzheimer’s North Carolina, the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this annual conference once again. This conference is generously supported by Dr. Russell through an endowment he established in memory of his mother, Lillian Hester McDaniel Russell, who served as a caregiver for her husband, Norman, following his stroke and, later, declining health. This endowment also […]

Theatre at Barton Presents the 2017 New Works Festival featuring “Sam Ragan, Inside the Poetry” February 23-26

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WILSON, N.C. —February 9, 2017 — Theatre at Barton opens its spring season with the 2017 New Works Festival to be held February 23-26 in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton College campus. The festival performances will be free of charge; however, monetary donations will be accepted to support theatre programming. The four-day run will include three new musicals by local and affiliated artists and alumni, as well as an intriguing performance devised from the remarkable poetry of the late Sam Ragan (a Barton alumnus, a past N.C. Poet Laureate, and one of the two namesakes of The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus.) The work, “Sam Ragan, […]

Historian Melinda Pash to Speak About “American Veterans of the Korean War” on February 21

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WILSON, N.C. — January 26, 2017 — Barton College welcomes historian Melinda Pash as the featured speaker for the upcoming Heritage Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21. She is the author of “In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: The Americans Who Fought the Korean War,” published in 2012 by the New York University Press, and she serves as a full-time history instructor at Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville. Pash’s lecture is titled “Unremembered but Not Unimportant: American Veterans of the Korean War.” The program will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. The community is […]

Barton Students Will Compete in the NCICU Ethics Bowl February 17-18

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WILSON, N.C. — February 14, 2017 — Barton College will be among the 22 private colleges in North Carolina debating ethics in law at the annual North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities’ Ethics Bowl February 17 and 18. Barton College’s Ethics Team won the Ethics Bowl in 2016 and earned second place in 2015, its inaugural appearance in the competition. “Professional Responsibilities, Legal Liability, and Humane Treatment,” “Individual Rights vs. Community Standards” and “Corporate Ethics in International Contexts” are just a few of the possible topics that will be debated at the Legislative Complex in Raleigh this weekend. “Student participants consistently extol the educational and professional development value of the Ethics Bowl,” […]

“One Billion Rising” Event To Be Held at Barton on February 14

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WILSON, N.C. — January 26, 2017 — Rise up and join fellow members of the Wilson community to help end violence against women. The Lee Student Health Center at Barton College, in partnership with the Wesley Shelter, will sponsor the “One Billion Rising Revolution Event” on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 11:30 a.m. This program will be held at Barton College on Center Campus, and the community is invited to participate. Those participating are encouraged to wear red or pink that day. This annual world-wide event, aimed to end violence against women, will begin with several presenters from Barton College, the Wesley Shelter, and the Wilson Police Department. The program will conclude with a […]

“Love The Symphony” Scheduled for Tuesday, February 14

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WILSON, N.C. — January 23, 2017 — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-sixth annual “Love the Symphony.” This year’s concert program will feature tenor Dan Callaway performing songs from musical theater. The event will begin with a wine and cheese reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus. A candlelight buffet dinner will immediately follow the program at 8 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person, and reservations may be made by calling Luann Clark at 252-399-6329. Please note that tables for eight are available by reservation. The reservation […]

Student Philanthropy Society Teams Up with Jersey Mike’s

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WILSON, N.C. — January 19, 2017 — The Student Philanthropy Society (SPS) at Barton College recently partnered with Jersey Mike’s Subs for a coupon promotion, which yielded a donation of $1,495 to the College’s Unrestricted Annual Fund. Jersey Mike’s employees sported Barton College t-shirts as they served customers during the three-day event. Blue and white pennants and streamers adorned the restaurant as employees and customers alike celebrated their hometown Barton Bulldogs. Thank you, Jersey Mike’s! Standing with a presentation check to recognize the donation are (from left to right): Donniesha Parks, Luis Reyes (SPS), Connie White (Manager), Shawnmeek Hall, Chris Wooten (Owner), and Amanda Batten (Mike’s Marketer). END

Barton Hosts the 2017 Scholastic Art Awards for Eastern/Central N.C. Region

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Brynn Carrick was awarded a gold key and the Edward C. Brown Award for the artwork titled Majestic Peacock, pictured above. Carrick’s art teacher at Topsail High School in Hampstead is Matt Rogers. WILSON, N.C. — January 17, 2017 — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29, at 1:30 p.m. in Wilson Gymnasium. This marks the 39th year that Barton College has served as host and regional sponsor for the National Scholastic Art Awards for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region. The featured speaker for the awards ceremony is Endia Beal, director of Diggs […]

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, […]