Barton’s Rebecca Godwin To Speak At Literary Homecoming Community Event on March 19

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WILSON, N.C. — Plan to join Dr. Rebecca Godwin, professor of English and director of The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at Barton College, for a 2012 Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming Community Event to be held at the Wilson County Public Library, on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m.  This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. The focus of this year’s Literary Homecoming, sponsored by East Carolina University, Joyner Library, and North Carolina Literary Review, is “Litflix: Adapting North Carolina Literature into Film.”  Monday evening’s discussion will showcase the 38-minute film “Just an Overnight Guest,” based on the […]

Screening of “Miss Representation” at Barton College on Wednesday, March 21

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WILSON, N.C. — Please join members of the Barton College community for the screening of “Miss Representation,” a 90-minute documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsome, on Wednesday, March 21, from 6-8 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. Plan to arrive early for light refreshments at 5:45 p.m. The film will begin at 6 p.m. There is no charge for the event, and the community is invited to attend. Premiering at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, this inspirational film has been viewed by more than one million people to date.  The documentary exposes how mainstream media’s misrepresentation of women has led to the under-representation of women in positions of leadership and power. This […]

Juan Logan’s “Works” Exhibition Opens in the Barton Art Galleries on March 18

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton Art Galleries will host the work of acclaimed  artist Juan Logan in an exhibition titled “Works.” The opening reception for the exhibition is scheduled for Sunday, March 18, from 4 – 6 p.m. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Logan’s “Works” will be on display from March 18 until April 12. Immediately following the opening reception, Logan will be the featured speaker for a Barton College Friends of Visual Arts Dinner and Lecture on Sunday evening, March 18. The dinner and lecture is by invitation only for members of the College’s Friends of Visual Arts. […]

Friends of Hackney Library Welcome Joe Lansdale on March 13

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Lansdale’s newest book, scheduled for release on March 25, will be available to dinner attendees on March 13. WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library will welcome Joe Lansdale, prolific and versatile award-winning author and self-proclaimed “Champion Mojo Storyteller,” on Tuesday, March 13, for its annual spring dinner and lecture in Hardy Alumni Hall on campus. The evening will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m. His latest adult crime novel, “Edge of Dark Water,” is slated for release on March 25; however, Friends’ dinner attendees will have a sneak preview as copies of […]

Ninth Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled at Barton College on March 6

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WILSON, N.C. — The ninth annual Caregiver Education Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6, 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. […]

Robert A. Ingram Slated to Speak at Barton College’s 110th Commencement

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WILSON, N.C. — Robert A. Ingram will be the featured speaker at the 110th annual commencement exercises of Barton College in Wilson, N.C., scheduled for Sunday, May 13. Ingram is a general partner in the firm Hatteras Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage life science companies in the southeast United States. He also currently serves as Chairman of Elan Corporation plc. and as Lead Director of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and Cree, Inc. Ingram is a member of the Board of Directors of Allergan Inc. and Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. “We are very pleased to have Robert Ingram as Barton’s featured speaker for this spring’s commencement exercises,” […]

Barton & Belk — Partnering for Heart Health on Valentine’s Day

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WILSON, N.C. — Valentine’s Day proved to be the perfect occasion to focus on heart health at Belk of Wilson as Barton College’s Association of Nursing Students (BCANS) educated customers about the importance of a healthy heart. Belk is focusing on heart health throughout the month of February. Barton’s nursing students were on hand from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday to provide free blood pressure screenings and share information with Belk customers about cardiovascular disease and stroke. And, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, the nursing students made the screenings a little bit sweeter this year with a Hershey’s chocolate treat for each customer. The nursing students took time to […]

Author/Comedic Performer Jane Borden Scheduled for Book Signing on Feb. 16

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WILSON, N.C. — Author and comedic performer Jane Borden will be on the Barton College campus for a book signing in the Willis N. Hackney Library on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.  Sponsored and hosted by the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library, the book-signing event will include light refreshments and an opportunity to visit with the author. This program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Borden will be signing copies of her first book, “I Totally Meant to Do That,” a memoir in essays. Copies will be available for purchase during the book signing. A native […]

Movie Proposal for Barton’s 2007 National Championship Run is Talk of the Town

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WILSON, N.C. — Remember the overtime, buzzer-winning lay-ups by Barton point guard Anthony Atkinson, the “We Believe” chants by the fans that raised the rafters in the Dog House, and the emotional, triumphant “Welcome Home” for the Bulldogs following the 2007 national championship win as Wilsonians lined the streets from the city limits to Wilson Gymnasium? Who could forget?  What a season; what a team! Plan now to join the Bulldogs on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. to help recreate the energy and enthusiasm of that remarkable season in Wilson Gymnasium as Barton College welcomes Rob Child, award-winning director/producer, and actor Charles Mathers to campus. Child and Daniel Drennon, […]

Ben Owen III Will Be Featured Lecturer at Barton Art Galleries on Feb. 23

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WILSON, N.C. — Please join the Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College for the upcoming Winter Lecture featuring Ben Owen III.  His lecture is titled “An Owen Tradition and Transition in Clay,” and the event will be held in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. There is no charge for the program, and the community is encouraged to attend.  Refreshments will be served. He is a potter from Seagrove.  His forefathers came to North Carolina from England as early as the late 1700s to ply their craft and furnish storage jars and other utilitarian wares for the early settlers. Owen’s […]