“Emerge” 2011 Senior Art Exhibition Opens On April 10

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WILSON, N.C. – “Emerge,” the 2011 Barton College Senior Art Exhibition, opens on Sunday afternoon, April 10, with a reception from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries. Gallery talks by the artists will be held on Wednesday, April 20, at 4 p.m. Both events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.  The exhibition will run until Monday, May 5. On view will be the work of 11 talented seniors: Zachary Brown, Alyssa Damroth, William Carter, Evan Fulks, Elizabeth Macon Harmon, Danielle Langis, Tiffany Lievense, Cameron A. McIntosh, Maritza Paulino, Anna Margaret Roberts and Catherine Wilson.  The exhibition will […]

Barton College Gospel Choir to Perform on April 9

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Gospel Choir’s Fifth Annual Spring Concert is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, at 3 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. This year’s theme is “Blessed & Highly Favored.” The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The Barton College Gospel Choir is under the leadership of Holly Zacharias, advisor, and Barton alumnus Terrence Canady, director.  TJ Jones is the director of the band. Returning for the fourth year, George Mitchell of Orlando, Fla., will be a guest musician, and Char Biggs will be a guest vocalist. Dante Johnson of Goldsboro, a featured guest vocalist, will be joining […]

“It Takes Two, An Evening With Lauren Kennedy & Alan Campbell” on April 15th at the Boykin Center

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WILSON, N.C. — Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell, the ever popular and charismatic husband and wife team, and the namesakes for Barton’s Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre, return to Wilson for an evening of music and laughter in “It Takes Two” An Evening with Lauren Kennedy & Alan Campbell. The event will be held on Friday evening, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Boykin Center on Nash Street in Wilson. This husband and wife team has combined Broadway and musical pedigrees that emphatically confirm their remarkable range and versatility.  The Wall Street Journal has said of Campbell, “Alan Campbell is a charismatic golden boy with a voice to match.” […]

Walking into April Poetry Day at Barton on April 9

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WILSON, N.C. — The ninth annual Walking Into April Poetry Day at Barton College is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, at The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center and is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society (NCPS), the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and Barton College. Registration opens at 9:15 a.m., and the program begins at 9:45 a.m. Featured poets include Sara Claytor, Peter Makuck, and John Hoppenthaler, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina. The student poets selected for this year’s Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series include Wayne Community College student Candace Jones and adult student poets Nancy Seate of Goldsboro, and Greenville residents Marty Silverthorne and Cindy Thompson. Claytor […]

Friends of Hackney Library Welcomes Poet, Writer and Psychologist Judson Mitcham on April 5

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WILSON, N.C. – Award-winning poet, writer and psychologist Judson Mitcham will be the featured speaker at the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library spring dinner scheduled for Tuesday, April 5. The evening’s festivities, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall, will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Mitcham’s lecture is titled “A Strange Thing.” Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted through March 30. Members of the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library may reserve tickets for $30 per person. Table reservations must be for a total of eight persons. Please contact Cynthia Collins […]

Barton’s 2011 Creative Writing Symposium Scheduled for March 21

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WILSON, NC – Barton is pleased to announce the 15th annual Barton College Creative Writing Symposium, “A Celebration of Writing at Barton College,” scheduled for Monday, March 21. Featured poets and authors include Sally Logan, David T. Manning, Charles Blackburn, Jr., and special guest, Brandon Sneed, Barton College Class of 2009. All events will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at no charge, and the public is invited to attend. The day’s activities will begin at 11 a.m. with “Student Writing at Barton College in 2011:  Presentation and Open Mike Session,” which will be hosted by the Barton College English Club and the editors of the […]

Golden LEAF Foundation President to Speak at Barton’s 109th Commencement

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WILSON, N.C. — Dan Gerlach, president of the Golden LEAF Foundation, will be the featured speaker at the 109th annual commencement exercises of Barton College, scheduled for Sunday, May 22. Since 2008, Gerlach has led the Golden LEAF Foundation, which utilizes one-half of North Carolina’s share of tobacco settlement funds to assist the state’s tobacco-dependent, economically distressed, and rural communities. His tenure has been marked by major Foundation initiatives to provide middle-mile broadband access across rural North Carolina, promote capital access through loan guarantees to North Carolina small businesses, support diversity in agriculture through grants to promote local foods and agri-biotechnology, accelerate the Foundation’s Community Assistance Initiative that serves the […]

“Drood” Opens On The Barton Stage March 3

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WILSON, N.C. — Halfway through an ambitious second season in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre, Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at Barton, shares, “Through the transformative power of theatre, we leave the Scottish moors of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ to embark on a performance experience of another variety as Theatre at Barton proudly presents “Drood,” a musical by Rupert Holmes adapted from Charles Dickens’ ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood.’” “Drood” opens in Barton’s Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre with evening performances Thursday through Saturday, March 3-5, at 8 p.m., and Sunday afternoon, March 6, at 3 p.m. A special preview performance for invited guests will be held on Wednesday, March 2. “This […]

Eighth Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled for March 15

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Wilson, N.C. —The eighth annual Caregiver Education Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, on the Barton College campus. The Gerontology Program of Barton College, Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this significant series of workshops and keynote addresses. The Caregiver Education Conference welcomes back Dr. Russell, a doctor of internal medicine in Wilson since 1975, who will join Alice Watkins, Executive Director of Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., to open the conference with introductory greetings to the participants.  Passionate about his commitment and support of furthering patient education, Dr. Russell […]

Purcell Bible Conference and Sprinkle Lectures Scheduled for March 6-8

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WILSON, N.C. — The 2011 E.G. Purcell, Jr., Bible Conference and the Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures are scheduled for March 6-8 at Barton College. Dr. Loren T. Stuckenbruck, Richard Dearborn Professor of New Testament Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, will be the guest lecturer for the Purcell Bible Conference on Sunday, March 6, in Hardy Alumni Hall.  The Reverend Amy Gopp, Executive Director for Week of Compassion, the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), will be the featured speaker for the Sprinkle Lectures scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, March 7-8, also in Hardy Alumni Hall. All lecture sessions are open […]