Barton College Heritage Lecture to Feature Historian Karl Campbell on Tuesday, Feb. 18

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to welcome historian Dr. Karl Campbell as the featured speaker for the upcoming Heritage Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Barton College Heritage Committee and the Wilson County Historical Association. Dr. Campbell’s lecture is titled “Was 2012 a Turning Point in North Carolina History?” The program will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. An associate professor of history at Appalachian State University, Dr. Campbell teaches North Carolina and recent United States history. Originally from Ohio, […]

Barton’s Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson to present Jan van Eyck: Decoding an Enigma on February 13

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s professor emeritus and artist-in-residence North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson will present an illustrated lecture on celebrated Northern Renaissance artist Jan van Eyck. The “lunch and lecture series” presentation, sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and the Barton Art Galleries, will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the Barton campus from Noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. The cost of the lunch is $10 for the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and $20.00 for non-members. For additional information or to make reservations for the lunch and lecture event, please contact Bonnie LoSchiavo at the […]

J. Chris Wilson’s Work To Be Featured on UNC-TV’s “Our State” Thursday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m.

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WILSON, N.C. — North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson’s “From Murphy to Manteo—An Artist’s Scenic Journey” will be featured on UNC-TV’s “Our State” program airing Thursday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m. The feature, titled “Scenes from 64,” will showcase the artist as well as scenes and locations of some of his paintings from the emerging 100-painting collection to be completed in 2014. Wilson, an artist-in-residence and professor emeritus at Barton College, will be shown working on location and in his Wilmington studio where much of the interview was filmed. Thirty of Wilson’s paintings from the “Murphy to Manteo” series are currently on view in the House Chamber of the North […]

Student Presentation on Gun Violence in the Media Scheduled for Dec. 10

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Student presentations will be on display in Hackney Library on the Barton campus beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4. Students will be present at their displays on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.  WILSON, N.C. – Part of the Barton Experience is the Capstone Course, and, in fulfillment of requirements for one of the General Education Capstone courses offered this semester, Barton students will showcase their results after spending this semester researching the portrayal of “gun violence in the media.” Presentations are currently on display in Hackney Library on the Barton campus. On  Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., students will be available to discuss their […]

Executive Director of Research Triangle Energy Consortium To Discuss Fracturing for Natural Gas on Saturday, Dec. 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Interested in learning more about hydraulic fracturing for natural gas? Plan to join Barton College faculty and students as they welcome Dr. Vikram Rao, executive director of the Research Triangle Energy Consortium, as guest speaker for the General Education Capstone class in the Department of Science and Mathematics on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. Dr. Rao will be addressing the issue of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. The class lecture will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. The community is invited to attend this informative lecture. Dr. Rao’s book “Shale Gas: the Promise and the Peril,” the text used in this […]

Barton College Ushers In The Christmas Season on Tuesday, Dec. 3

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WILSON, N.C. — The Lighting of the Luminaries and the Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols, long-standing traditions for the Barton College community, will usher in the Christmas season on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration of events on campus. The celebration will begin with a festive candlelight dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m.  Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 4 p.m., students will begin lighting 2,000 luminaries across 32 acres of the main campus, and at 6 p.m., […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Feature Violin Prodigy Brian Lin on Sunday, Nov. 24

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony will present their annual Fall Concert Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will feature the gifted violin prodigy Brian Lin in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. Also featured on the program will be Beethoven’s youthful and innovative Symphony No. 1. “Brian Lin has really captured our hearts and imagination,” said Peterson. “He has impressed the orchestra with his amazing technique and his sensitive and nuanced playing. The rehearsals have gone amazingly well, and we just have to be […]

Naief Yehya to be Featured Speaker for Latin American Writers Lecture on Nov. 13

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome Naief Yehya as the featured speaker for the Latin American Writers Series Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. His lecture is titled, “Cyberculture: The Body and The Mind.” An industrial engineer, journalist, writer, and cultural critic, Yehya currently writes for “La Jornada,” “Letras Libres,” “Zócalo,” “Replicante,” “Deep”, “Luvina,” and “Art Nexus,” among other publications in Mexico, Spain, the United States, and Latin America. He has published three novels, “Sanitary Works,” “Going Home,” and ‘The Truth about Life in Mars,” two short story collections, “Tales of Bad Women,” and “Slices,” and a variety of essays. […]

ECU Brody School of Medicine’s Kathleen Seibel to Speak at Psychology Lecture on Nov. 6

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to welcome clinical professor Kathleen M. Seibel, M.D., MHA, DFAPA, from the Department of Psychiatric Medicine in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, as featured speaker for the upcoming Psychology Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. Dr. Seibel’s lecture, titled “Involuntary Commitments,” will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center and is sponsored by the Department of Psychology, in collaboration with the Psychology Club. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Dr. Seibel graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota in 1976. She taught school […]

Jerome De Perlinghi’s “Symphony of Portraits” Exhibition To Open Sunday, Nov. 10

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WILSON, N.C. — “Symphony of Portraits,” featuring photographs by Jerome De Perlinghi, will open for exhibition in the Barton Art Galleries at Barton College on Sunday, Nov. 10. A reception for the public will be held on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 10, from 4 – 6 p.m. in Case Art Building on the College campus. A private lecture and reception, by reservation only for the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, will begin at 6 p.m. in Barton Art Galleries, with dinner following at 7 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre. The “Symphony of Portraits” exhibition will run through Friday, Dec. 13. To receive information regarding membership in the […]